Opponents of Abortion Warily Measure Progress

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WASHINGTON — There are few constituencies as pleased with President Trump’s three and a half months in the White House as the anti-abortion groups that rallied to his side during the 2016 campaign.

He has signed legislation making it easier for states to deny funding to health centers that perform abortions. His recently confirmed Supreme Court nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, has the unwavering backing of anti-abortion groups. And on Thursday, the House voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act while also eliminating most public funding for Planned Parenthood, a central campaign promise of Mr. Trump’s.

But the battle over the roughly $500 million Planned Parenthood receives each year could yet become the litmus test for social conservatives. And it is one that is already straining the relationship between the president and this pivotal bloc of voters and interest groups, many of whom put aside deep misgivings and supported him specifically because of his repeated and insistent vows to make it more difficult for women to get an abortion.

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Where’s Ivanka When We Need Her?

Ivanka’s got a new female empowerment book, and Dad’s going to war against women. Great week, gang.

In just the last few days, the Trump administration has taken steps to restrict health insurance coverage for contraceptives, while bullying the House into passing legislation that could send insurance rates for maternal health care soaring. Meanwhile, the president picked a new official to disseminate the administration’s thoughts about public health, and it’s a woman who believes that abortions cause breast cancer.

Triple score for the extreme right. I believe in hockey they call that a hat trick

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