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EMILYs List Responds to Semafor Washington Bureau Chief’s Suggestion that “Nobody Knows” What Trump Will Do to Decimate Reproductive Freedom  

February 23, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In response to an article by Semafor’s Washington bureau chief regarding Donald Trump and the GOP’s assault on reproductive freedom, EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Let me be clear: if Trump is elected, he will decimate access to reproductive health care in this country. Questioning what Trump will do to abortion and IVF is both foolish and dangerous,   and doubting how far he will go to annihilate access is exactly the kind of thinking that got us here in the first place. We cannot ignore the context in which this conversation is unfolding: We have a judiciary emboldened by extremists that Republicans have been strategically reshaping for decades, and we know the anti-choice playbook to wage a full frontal war on reproductive freedom is already written. 

“People across the country are suffering today as a direct result of Trump and extremists’ draconian agendas, which have devastated abortion access and are now wreaking havoc on families’ ability to access IVF. With stories like those of Dr. Austin Dennard, and Anya Cook, and Kate Cox, and Brittany Watts, and the Eshelman family, and countless others – we know exactly what will happen if Trump is elected.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.