This Week’s Priority Reading

We are all being inundated by countless requests to “read this!” “look here!” so we’ve tried to make your life a little easier by picking the three top articles that you should make the time to read this week.

  1. Don’t Let Trump Exhaust You by Sady Doyle

    “We’re a little over a week in to the Trump administration, and we already have a fairly clear idea of how the man at the helm plans to handle his many critics: He’ll just exhaust them to death. Since his inauguration, Trump’s team has taken a “shock and awe” approach, signing executive orders as if they’re going out of style. So much horrible news has come down the pike—everything from a repeal of the ACA to the full-fledged humanitarian crisis that has emerged from Trump’s “Muslim ban”—that even keeping up with new developments, let alone forming an adequate response, can feel impossible.”

    Read more here.

  2. Senate Republicans Take the First Step to Defund Planned Parenthood by Hannah Levintova

    “In December, the Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that would prohibit states from withholding federal funds—including Title X family planning money—from Planned Parenthood. On Monday afternoon, a Republican senator introduced a bill that would reverse it, along with a second bill that would prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding—including Medicaid.”

    Read more here.

  3. What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could mean for abortion by Olivia Becker

    “President Donald Trump fulfilled his promise of appointing a “pro-life” justice to the Supreme Court Tuesday with his nomination of 49-year-old conservative judge Neil Gorsuch.

    While Gorsuch has never ruled on an abortion case in his decade long tenure as a federal appellate judge in Colorado, his past record on issues related to birth control, religious freedom, and euthanasia suggest he’ll be a strong anti-abortion voice on the bench.”

    Read more here.