Abortion-Rights Advocates Terrified Of Trump: Nobody ‘Has Any Earthly Idea Of What He Is Going To Do’
Planned Parenthood and other organizations have seen a surge of support and donations following Donald Trump's win.
Trump Election Emboldens Opponents Of Abortion
Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Women's Health had been having a banner year. Her organization, based in Charlottesville, Va., operates several abortion clinics around the country and brought a legal challenge that led the Supreme Court to issue a landmark ruling this past summer. The court struck down abortion restrictions in Texas, setting a precedent that abortion rights groups believe could help turn back a wave of restrictions passed by legislatures across the country in recent years. But now that Donald Trump is the president-elect? "I'm devastated," Miller says. "I feel stunned. I'm numb." (Ludden, 11/10)
‘I Just Feel Terrified’: Women Pour Support Toward Planned Parenthood After Trump’s Victory
Women fearful that the Trump administration will limit reproductive rights are showing the first signs of channeling their frustration into action. Planned Parenthood confirmed to STAT that it saw an increase in donations, emails, and phone calls on Wednesday. And the advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America received so many unsolicited donations — many designated in honor of Hillary Clinton or sardonically honoring Donald Trump — that a spokesperson called it “just unlike anything we’ve ever seen.” (Robbins, 11/10)
For Planned Parenthood, Trump Era Starts With Worried Calls And Defiant Donations
Planned Parenthood hasn’t yet tallied up the amount of donations it received after Trump's victory, but the outcome of the election looks likely to become a sizable source of contributions. In Atlanta, to cite just one example, Elizabeth Hartman, 33, raised $1,900 for her local affiliate through Facebook. The group has seen this kind of politically motivated rush to donate before. In 2012, after 19 states passed an unprecedented number of abortion restrictions, such as mandatory waiting periods or ultrasounds, individual supporters gave $98 million—$25 million more than they had the year before. (Suddath, 11/10)