Anti-choice groups met with White House officials on Wednesday to pressure the Trump administration to further restrict reproductive rights during the lame duck session and the next session of the U.S. Congress. The groups called on the president to not sign any budget containing federal funding for Planned Parenthood or government funding for fetal tissue research, said Hawkins, who attended the meeting.
The Trump administration has rolled out anti-choice policies throughout its two years in office. These include the global gag rule, which bans U.S. foreign aid from going to international health providers who perform or refer patients for abortions, and several proposed and finalized rules regarding abortion access and birth control. Despite those gains, the anti-choice groups complained at yesterday’s meeting that the administration hasn’t achieved several policy goals quickly enough.