Between presidential tweet storms, fake news, and social media overload, keeping up with the current administration’s policies and actions can feel super overwhelming. However, when these policies directly affect your access to health care, it’s important to be in the know.
Cue Tracking Trump - a new initiative by Planned Parenthood designed to cut through the noise and provide a straightforward timeline of how the current administration is actively trying to restrict and control our reproductive rights.
The tool provides a clear record of every action the Trump administration has taken to limit reproductive care. Clicking into each entry provides more detailed information about the policies, how they could affect us, and personal stories about the importance of access and patient choice when it comes to reproductive healthcare. The site also gives information about the policy makers and politicians that hold our reproductive freedom in their hands.
Why is this tool so important? Because knowledge is power. "You can’t protect your rights if you don’t know they’re being threatened,” says Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. What are some of the rights being threatened? Oh, you know, just small stuff like evidence-based sex education, affordable birth control (as part of Title X, which helps prevent over a million, thats right, MILLION, unintended pregnancies every year), and unbiased medical care.
Check out the tool here, and #getontop of the policies affecting our right to reproductive healthcare and education.