Trump Chooses No Choice

By: Gail Collins, The New York Times, April 5, 2019

It’s only a matter of time before some state passes a law prohibiting women from getting abortions after the second week of pregnancy.

Really, that’s the way things seem to be going. Right now, there’s a big drive to set the limit at around six weeks. If you are a woman who happens to live in Kentucky or Mississippi, your state lawmakers seem to believe you are so in tune with your own personal biology that you will not only realize you’re pregnant within six weeks, but could also find the time to arrange an abortion, even if there’s only one abortion clinic in the entire state.

Although obviously the real plan is to keep you pregnant, whether you like it or not.

When it comes to thoughtful planning, the Trump administration seems to be on the same wavelength. It awarded $450,000 to the Obria Group, which provides family planning services that include just about everything except, um, contraception.

“They are so vehemently anti-birth control,” said Alice Huling, a lawyer for Campaign for Accountability, a group that has been in court trying to get access to information on Obria’s programs. Not only does Obria avoid the pill, it also doesn’t provide patients with IUDs or even condoms.


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