President Trump remaking federal policy on women's reproductive health

President Trump remaking federal policy on women's reproductive health

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 2: Pro-choice advocates (right) and anti-abortion advocates (left) rally outside of the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Trump administration is methodically remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education.

Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting "a culture of life."

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But women's-rights activists and some medical experts say the changes could increase unintended pregnancies and abortions.

President Donald Trump says he's delivering on his anti-abortion campaign promises.

Most of the changes involve regulations under the administration's direct control. They include a proposal to bar federally funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals and separately allowing more employers who cite moral or religious reasons to opt out of no-cost birth control for women workers.

Trump also is appointing numerous federal judges — including Justice Neil Gorsuch — backed by anti-abortion groups.

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