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Thu May 17, 2018, 11:09 AM

Is Donald Trump literally selling off women's human rights for personal profit?

Right-wing anti-choice activists have funneled money into Trumpís inauguration fund ó and into his pockets

AMANDA MARCOTTE
MAY 17, 2018 9:00AM (UTC)

The slow drip-drip of revelations about exactly how deep Donald Trump was in with the Russians comes out on top of a veritable sea of corruption stories flooding out of the White House. But one scandal that's getting less attention might end up having more dramatic impacts in the long run. It could end up drastically undermining women's rights to get abortions, to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, and even to protect themselves from cancer. New evidence suggests that Trump is, in effect, selling off women's rights to religious fundamentalists, and personally profiting from doing so.

This week, Christian right media was buzzing with excitement at the news that President Trump had agreed to be the keynote speaker at the Susan B. Anthony List's annual Campaign for Life gala. What wasn't covered, however, was the fact that the anti-choice organization snagged Trump after funneling money into his private business. As Sharon Kann and Julie Tulbert of Media Matters reported this week, the group had been promoting official room blocks at the Trump International Hotel in Washington ó at $399 a night ó for attendees of the gala. The organization also promoted Trump's property Link to tweet
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After Trump announced he would speak at the gala, the website for SBA List took down the advertisements for the hotel. But researchers at Media Matters got a screenshot.



Another report from this week, written by Robert Maguire at McClatchy, suggests another way that Trump has been collecting cash in exchange for promoting the anti-choice agenda.

"One of the largest contributions to President Donald Trumpís inaugural committee in 2016 appears to have been orchestrated by a set of powerful conservative legal activists who have since been put in the driverís seat of the administrationís push to select and nominate federal judges," Maguire wrote. The $1 million contribution was funneled through a shell company, but Maguire traced it back to activists with the Federalist Society who have lobbied Trump to "fill judicial vacancies as quickly as he can with staunchly conservative, preferably young jurists."

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https://www.salon.com/2018/05/17/is-donald-trump-literally-selling-off-womens-human-rights-for-personal-profit/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:11 AM

1. He'd sell our skins to make a buck

And by "us," I mean all of us

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:25 AM

2. Sorry, but lets call this what it is. This is Women selling off Women's rights.

Call a spade, a spade. We know what Donald Trump is; a whore who would do anything for a dollar, or to fill his hotel rooms. My objection is towards women who would sell out other women's choice for the whoremonger-in-chief's benefit.

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