The Timeline

January 23, 2017

Trump reinstates the “Global Gag Rule” blocking foreign aid to international organizations that provide or promote abortion.

January 31, 2017

Trump nominates anti-choice Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 2017

Ivanka Trump meets with Congressional Republicans to push a child care tax credit that would benefit the wealthy.

March 27, 2017

Trump revoked the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order signed under President Obama.

April 3, 2017

Trump cuts off funding for the UN Population Fund, the biggest family planning provider in the world, serving women in 155 countries.

April 13, 2017

Trump signed a law to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood by withholding Title X family planning funding.

May 4, 2017

House Republicans pass a health care bill that defunds Planned Parenthood for one year and Trump holds celebration in Rose Garden.

May 22, 2017

Trump White House announces a federal budget plan that slashes funding for programs that are critical for women including the Office of Violence Against Women, child care and development block grants, and the women’s bureau- an office dedicated to promoting working women.

June 1, 2017

The New York Times reports the Trump Administration is considering allowing any employer with moral objections to omit birth control coverage from employee health plans.

June 6, 2017

Abstinence advocate Valerie Huber appointed chief of staff to the assistant secretary for health at HHS.

June 22, 2017

Senate GOP reveals its version of a health care bill that defunds Planned Parenthood for one year; Trump tweets his support.

June 30, 2017

Trump White House floated dismantling the White House Council on Women and Girls.

July 2017

Reports reveal that Trump’s HHS cut grants for teenage pregnancy prevention programs short by 2 years.

September 7, 2017

Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the Trump administration will end rules for investigating allegations of sexual assault on college campuses under Title IX.

October 3, 2017

President Trump supported House Republicans’ vote to pass a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

October 6, 2017

The Trump administration ended guaranteed birth control coverage at no cost by changing the rules to allow virtually any employer to claim a religious or moral objection.

October 10, 2017

The Trump administration released its Department of Health and Human Services draft strategic plan for 2018-2022 stating that life begins at conception. Designating life from conception could be used to ban all abortion, IVF, and some forms of birth control.

December 2017

In a deposition, Trump appointee Scott Lloyd said that immigrants had no constitutional right to abortion because of their immigration status. Lloyd has held numerous pregnant women hostage in his position as director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and has tried to prevent them from accessing abortion care, including a victim of rape.

January 2018

The Trump administration announced that it was expanding religious freedom protections for doctors and health workers and creating a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within HHS. This allows providers to withhold care based on their personal beliefs, including abortion.

January 2018

Trump nominated Wendy Vitter for a federal judgeship, a pro-life advocate who has promoted the lies that abortion causes breast cancer and “the pill kills.”

March 2018

In UN meetings, the Trump administration called America a “pro-life nation,” and asked to remove references to contraception and abortion in official documents. They promoted abstinence and “sexual refusal skills” as part of international family planning and sex ed.

April 2018

The Trump administration issued new rules for Teen Pregnancy Prevention programs, favoring abstinence over effective access to contraception. They have done the same to Title X family planning funding.