Senin, 15 Mei 2017
Womens issues - Where does Donald Trump stand?
In May, Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that he would "protect" the sanctity of human life, noting that "the biggest way you can protect it is through the Supreme Court and putting people on the court."Following widespread backlash over his remark that women who undergo an abortion should suffer "some form of punishment," Trump posited instead that, if abortion were banned, the doctor or anyone performing the abortion would be held legally responsible for the crime.Planned ParenthoodTrump has praised the women's health organization in the past, but he would ultimately de-fund it over the issue of abortion.Child care and family leaveTrump advocates six weeks of paid maternity leave.He proposes child care expenses be tax deductible for individuals making up to $250,000 a year or couples with an income of up to $500,000. Wad e ruling, which protects a woman's right to have an abortion. The benefit would be proportional to income and capped at the average child care cost of $12,000.Lower-income families would be allowed to claim an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)Trump would offer dependent care savings accounts, with the government providing matching funds for lower income earners.Equal payWhen asked about equal pay during one town hall event, Trump said women would make the same as men if they "do as good a job."
. Donald Trump frequently promises that he'll be the best advocate for women -- female rival Hillary Clinton notwithstanding -- and has pledged that he'll be "great on women's health issues."
By Reena Flores
Here are Trump's proposals dealing with reproductive care and equal rights for women in the workplace:
Abortion:After some flip-flopping on the topic in March this year, Trump has said that he would largely keep the current laws as they are.Still, Trump has suggested that he would nominate a Supreme Court justice who would overturn the landmark Roe v