Derek Reinbold // 4/2/17 //
Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking Senate vote Thursday removing a procedural obstacle to repealing an Obama-era prohibition on states denying Title X family planning funding to providers who also offer abortion services (WSJ).
President Trump’s proposed executive order on religious freedom, LGBT rights, and reproductive freedom has profound constitutional infirmities, argue Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle on Take Care.
Republicans should drop their focus on Planned Parenthood in light of the vital services it provides for women, the LA Times Editorial Board suggests.
Arguing that Democrats underestimated the role of abortion in the election, Thomas Groome implores the party to re-think its position on the issue (NYT).
Analyzing President Trump’s male-dominated administration, Jill Filipovic suggests that the all-male photographs of President Trump signing women’s health legislation are intentional and strategic (NYT).