3 Things Trump Wants to Change That Affect Women
The result of this election has affected many people across the country. Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States could directly impact minorities, LBGTQ communities, people of the Muslim faith, and women.
According to Marie Claire, here are three things Donald Trump's administration could enact that would specifically affect women:
1. Trump has no policies to guarantee equal wage
In numerous interviews, Trump has said, "If [women] do the same job, they should get the same pay." He has also said that with his very own companies, women and men have the same wages, which has been verified by his employees. But unfortunately, Trump has not outlined specific policies he would put in place to ensure equal pay for men and women. In June, The Boston Globe revealed Trump was paying men on his campaign staff one-third more than he was paying women.
2. Paid maternity leave may actually happen but might exclude single mothers
Ivanka Trump created her father's maternity leave policy, which gives women six weeks of paid maternity leave after giving birth. This is notable progress considering the United States is the only industrialization nation without paid maternity or family leave. But the language describing Trump's plan regarding the exclusion of single mothers says: women can only receive the paid leave if their marriage is "recognized under state law."
3. Roe v. Wade could be abolished
Trump asked many pro-life American leaders to join his Pro-Life Coalition. He wrote in a letter the steps he would take to "advance the rights of unborn children and their mothers when elected president." Trump's plan includes nominating pro-life justices to the Supreme Court and the more conservatives on the court, the more likely it is that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.
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