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Groups That Oppose Abortion See Opportunity Under Trump


Groups That Oppose Abortion See Opportunity Under Trump
Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)

Buoyed by the support of top Trump administration officials, nonprofits and activists who oppose abortion described a new sense of optimism about their cause following the 44th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. They plan to channel their renewed energy into action, fast."We're excited," says Matt Yonke, assistant communications director of Pro-Life Action League. "Having a sympathetic administration and Congress, we're definitely set to go to work on some big goals that may have been completely unattainable in the past."Expectations are high that the Republican-led White House and Congress will push for anti-abortion policies, including defunding Planned Parenthood and appointing an anti-abortion justice to the Supreme Court who could help overturn Roe v. Wade. Just days after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order reinstating a rule that blocks federal aid to foreign nonprofit groups that perform or offer information about abortions.

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