The proposal is aimed at reducing spending by $10.5 trillion over the coming decade, but the cuts seem likely to come with incalculable human, cultural, and societal costs.
Women's reproductive rights, never comfortably secure, are in clear and present danger under Trump's administration. Abortion is not a political football; it's a human right.
Carey Shenkman is a First Amendment and human rights lawyer. He works in New York City with Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.