© Chuck Duboff
On Monday, President Trump, surrounded by his Old White Men Cabinet, reinstated a rule first instituted by President Reagan, which gave foreign nonprofits a stark choice: Stop providing abortions, or any information about abortions, or lose valuable dollars from the United States
It prohibits giving U.S. funding to international nongovernmental organizations that offer or advise on a wide range of family planning and reproductive health options if they include abortion
Pro-life officials and groups praised Trump’s action. “This is a vital step in the journey to make America great again, recognizing and affirming the universal ideal that all human beings have inherent worth and dignity, regardless of their age or nationality,”said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
Trump’s action, coming just two days after massive women’s marches around the world to protest his presidency, sparked a flurry of angry responses from Democratic lawmakers and women’s health organizations.
It would seem that Make America Great Again means returning to the days of the 1950’s, when women who needed an abortion were forced to resort to back alleys and the use of hangers. There was nothing great about the America which the Old White Men of Trump’s cabinet are attempting to recreate. It was a time of women in the kitchen, white men calling the shots and racism at every corner. This is the vision of Trump’s Great America.