Trump’s Appointees Aren’t Just Anti-Choice, They’re Anti-Contraception
These appointments matter even more than in a typical administration because our president essentially thinks he’s King. His first round of executive orders and continued confidence that he can just build a wall on Mexican soil without permission from Mexico or support from Congress highlights his certainty that he can direct government staff to do almost whatever he wants, Constitution and democracy be damned. (This authoritarian mentality was further demonstrated last week, when he advocated for consolidating his own power.)
At the same time, the sheer frequency of such appointments has made us increasingly desensitized to them; what might have once stoked outrage often now leads to distressed resignation. But we do have the power to create change — and we must not forget that each and every one of these appointments will have a tremendous impact on the lives of Americans, and particularly those who are most marginalized and vulnerable.