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Reproductive Rights Under a Trump Presidency

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Texas abortion provider Amy Hagstrom-Miller looks on as Nancy Northup, President of The Center for Reproductive Rights speaks to the media outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

After President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, NPR reported that some reproductive health centers and OB-GYN offices experienced an increase in inquiries about long term birth control. That increase reflects concern that the Affordable Care Act may be repealed or altered, making some birth control more expensive or harder to come by. Add in the Republican threat of defunding Planned Parenthood and Trump’s pledge to appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices and many people are wondering about the future of reproductive rights under a Trump administration.

Guests:

Julie Rovner, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News; formerly Health Policy Correspondent, NPR

Amy Everitt, state director, NARAL Pro Choice California

Lupe Rodriguez, public affairs director, Mar Monte Planned Parenthood

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