The US health secretary is making anti-abortion speak official government language

Annalisa Merelli
The US health secretary is making anti-abortion speak official government language

The mission of the US Department of Health & Human Services is “to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans,” according to its website. Today, Donald Trump became the first sitting president ever to attend the March for Life—a large anti-abortion gathering that has occurred annually for 47 years— just after his health secretary made a remark that equally showed the government’s commitment to oppose full reproductive rights. In a statement published last night, Azar, who also participated in the event, proudly shared all the moves made by his department to restrict access to abortion, including curtailing Title X funds and pushing back against the provisions of an international right to safe abortion.