Trump’s war on women has been an obsession for decades, and has always been about the economy, the military, and the culture wars.
Today, Trump is trying to undo all of that with a new push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions.
And it is getting worse.
In the past month, the Trump administration has shut down at least two of the nation’s largest abortion clinics, and ordered states to limit access to abortions for pregnant women.
Trump’s plan is aimed at closing the federal funds that support women’s health and reproductive rights.
As a result, the women’s healthcare organization Planned Parenthood of the Heartland says it is facing unprecedented funding cuts and will close its doors by the end of the month.
It is one of more than 700 women’s organizations that have filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to prevent Trump from defunding Planned Parenthood.
If that fails, women will need to find another source of funding for their health care, including through Medicaid, which supports many low-income women.
The president has been adamant that his administration will not fund Planned Parenthood because it is the largest abortion provider in the country, which is why he signed an executive order in January requiring states to restrict abortion access.
In other words, he wants to defund Planned Parenthood in order to force states to close their clinics and force states with Medicaid expansion to pay for abortions.
The Trump administration is also making a concerted effort to attack women’s reproductive rights in the courts.
In January, the administration blocked an abortion provider, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, from performing an abortion after a judge ruled that the company had been in violation of federal law by providing abortion services.
And this week, a federal judge ruled against a Texas law that would have made it easier for people to sue over abortion services at Planned Parenthood clinics.
These attacks on reproductive rights will only worsen under the Trump presidency, and they could further complicate the lives of millions of Americans who rely on Planned Parenthood for their healthcare.
The bottom line: The Trump presidency is about more than the economy.
The presidency has also become about the culture war, with the president trying to reverse decades of progress toward equality for women.
It has been about attacking women and abortion access, and about using women as pawns in his broader war on American culture.
And now, he is attempting to undo the progress that has been made over the past several decades.
What are the implications for women’s rights?
The Trump strategy to defund the nation, or at least roll back access to abortion, has the potential to undo a huge amount of progress women have made in the last few decades.
In his first term, President Obama took an unprecedented step to end gender discrimination and promote equality in the workplace, a key part of his campaign.
But Trump has not only made a mockery of the Obama era, but he has also put women and minorities in jeopardy.
This is especially true when it comes to abortion access and the health care that comes with it.
In April 2018, the Supreme Court struck down the “Biden rule,” which had mandated that states with a history of gender discrimination must provide an exception for abortion providers.
That rule, which was also used in the Hobby Lobby case, said that businesses that wanted to deny women the opportunity to choose their own reproductive health care would be required to do so.
It was the most significant ruling in the history of abortion rights.
The court also said that it would not review a lower court’s ruling that struck down a provision of the Affordable Care Act that required women to have access to a government-provided insurance plan for abortions and sterilizations.
As I noted in an article published earlier this year, this ruling has been one of the most consequential rulings of all time.
But the Trump plan could end up eroding much of that progress.
Trump has made clear that he wants abortion to be outlawed and the right to abortion to remain in the constitution.
And he has promised that this will be done through the courts and through his appointees.
That means the Trump agenda is about making it easier to sue states and force them to defund women’s access to healthcare.
This could mean that women will be forced to resort to the courts, or they could have to find a source of financing to pay the abortion bill.
And the fact that so many women’s groups have filed lawsuits to stop Trump from closing their clinics is another indication that they have not given up hope of winning this fight.
What will happen if Trump does close the clinics?
This will mean that millions of women will face an additional financial burden.
The Women’s Health Defense Fund, a coalition of Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health providers, has filed lawsuits challenging Trump’s plans.
But as I noted earlier this week in an analysis of these cases, the lawsuits do not go far enough to address the problem of the “war on women.”
While the courts have found that the Trump plans would have an adverse effect on abortion access for millions of low- and