Trumpcare: National Spokesperson Says President Trump’s First 100 Days Have Damaged Women’s Rights
Just yesterday, MoveOn.org senior adviser and national spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre argued that President Trump’s presidency has so far taken women’s rights backward.
Jean-Pierre made the argument on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” saying the healthcare bills proposed by the Trump administration remove “essential benefits for women.”
“The last 100 days under the Trump administration has taken women’s rights backward,” argued Jean-Pierre. “You have the gag rule, defunding Planned Parenthood, you have Trumpcare 2.0 and 1.0 that actually took away essential benefits for women like maternity care, infant care.”
Trumpcare vs. Obamacare
President Trump has faced many difficulties with introducing a new healthcare bill. On March 24th, 2017, the Trump administration were forced to pull their bill for healthcare reform from the House before it was to be voted on.
During a press conference, Trump placed the blame on Democrats in the House.
Trumpcare.com took a different stance, blaming the House Freedom Caucus:
“Without question, every American who is tired of paying higher premiums, deductibles of $10,000 or more, tired of having limited choices, and is just generally dissatisfied with their healthcare options, should place the entire blame for Trumpcare not passing the House, on the House Freedom Caucus.”
Trumpcare vs. Feminism
Online commentators have provided their arguments as to why “Trumpcare” is far superior to its predecessor and why women’s rights have not been violated.
One member of the online community said: “As a woman, I feel like we’ve gained rights by the things mentioned; I now have the right to not have to pay for your ‘rights’.”
The consensus among the Right is that women’s rights have in no way been violated by Trump’s first 100 days.
As feminists continue to preach in the streets and march for miles, you’d think Trump had taken away their right to vote, drive, speak freely and get paid, but no, he has not.
The leaked videotape of Trump using the word “pussy” was enough for feminists to label him as “sexist” and “oppressive.” In their eyes, Trump never stood a chance, so they just keep on marching, chanting and screaming.
Jean-Pierre, who claims “The Resistance” won the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, is against Trump’s “Muslim Ban.” The hypocrisy here is rather obvious.
#TheResistance won the first 100 days!
1) Women's March
2) Airport Protests against Muslim Ban
3) Defeat of Trumpcare 1.0
4) KS-4 & GA-6 https://t.co/iT5UvXFE9Z
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) April 29, 2017
In Trump’s revised travel ban, six Muslim-majority countries were affected: Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen – Iraq was removed from the original ban.
Thankfully, those six countries are known for their wonderful women’s rights. The men who come to the United States from those six countries will arrive in disgust as they bare witness to Trump’s horribly oppressive ways.
Except, that’s very far from the truth.
In Syria, for example, women and girls have been subject to violence and silenced within public and private settings. Societal relations in Syria are abysmal for females as their society deems women inferior to men.
Syrian human rights lawyer and Crisis Response Manager Laila Alodaat has spoken about the attitudes towards women in her country, saying:
“For decades now, the systematic discrimination against women, in law and practice, has left Syrian women in a weak and unfavorable position. They live in a culture that tolerates their degradation through tradition and neglects their physical and psychosocial well-being.”
The Left may counter this by saying Trump’s “Muslim Ban” is still wrong because “not all Muslim men believe women are inferior to them”. This is true. There are millions of Muslims who have integrated into Western society.
However, Syria, and every other country affected by the travel ban, is not Western society. It’s incredibly different! There is no separation of religion and state, leading to the implementation of outdated religious beliefs (they were never exactly ripe) into modern political policies.
The issue of maternity and planned parenthood is not one of race or gender, but of ethics.
Whether Trump’s views on, say, abortion are right or wrong is something that must be debated. A woman’s right to an abortion is a big ethical issue, and the argument “This is oppressive” and “You’re so sexist” will not prove the President wrong. Instead, it may even help him, as there are countless other legitimate arguments to use instead of this ridiculous feminist rhetoric, yet they are not being used.