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Meet Trump's Terrifying, Ignorant 'A-Team' of Anti-Abortion Zealots


Meet Trump's Terrifying, Ignorant 'A-Team' of Anti-Abortion Zealots
VICE

Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a gala for Susan B. Anthony's list, a powerful anti-abortion group. To rapturous applause, he gloated that President Trump had assembled an "A-Team" of "great pro-life leaders": Tom Price, who twice sponsored legislation that would give full constitutional rights to zygotes; Ben Carson, who once likened abortion to slavery; Rick Perry, who signed Texas' notorious abortion restrictionsâwhich were eventually declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Courtâinto law. Two new members have been recently welcomed to that team: Charmaine Yoest, the former head of Americans United for Life, and Teresa Manning, an outspoken anti-abortion activist. Both Yoest and Manning have been selected for leadership positions at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the federal agency tasked with protecting the health of the American public; both are strongly opposed to abortion and several methods of contraception.

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