On Monday, July 8, Secretary Pompeo announced the creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights, chaired by Professor Mary Ann Glendon. He promised that the commission would undertake “a review of the role of human rights in American foreign policy.” This Commission is merely the State Department’s attempt to narrowly redefine the human rights of women and girls, young people, and LGBTQ people under so-called religious liberty.
Today, the Trump administration published their proposed changes to the Health Care Rights Law also known as Section 1557. The proposed changes would upend protections for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals, including young people, from discrimination in healthcare or health coverage.
Near-total abortion bans passed in Alabama, Georgia, and four other states, effectively outlaw abortion care. These bills do not represent a chipping away of abortion access. They are not enacting waiting periods, or mandating inane descriptions of fetuses be read to patients. These six states have effectively outlawed abortion before most people even know they are pregnant