Trump’s Presidency Is A Threat To Women
August 26, 2020
Kellyanne Conway said Trump empowers women, but Trump is fighting to end the entire ACA, which would bring a return to the days when insurers could charge women more and did not have to cover maternity care. Trump issued a regulation allowing employers to opt out of a requirement to offer no-cost contraception coverage under the ACA, and he has repeatedly sought to limit access to abortion and rescinded Obama-era campus sexual assault guidelines.
Trump has blocked or taken action to block women’s access to health care through legislation, regulations, judicial appointments, and legal action.
Trump issued a regulation allowing employers to refuse to provide no-cost contraception coverage as previously required under the Affordable Care Act.
Trump revoked protections against sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination at work and school.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump said women would make the same as men if they “do as good a job.”
Trump revoked protections against workplace sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, and pay disparities.
Trump’s administration rescinded Obama-era campus sexual assault guidelines, which required colleges to take allegations more seriously and hold perpetrators accountable, and narrowed the definition of sexual harassment.
Trump has failed to reduce the cost of childcare and made little progress on paid family leave.
Trump has defended employers who pay mothers less than men and called pregnancy an “inconvenience” for employers, so it’s not surprising he has failed to follow through on his promise to “solve” childcare.
Trump’s tax scam reduced the value of the childcare credit for many low- and moderate-income families even as it gave huge tax cuts to big corporations and the wealthiest 1%.