While President Trump had previously been a supporter of abortion rights, he backed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and has vocally endorsed de-funding Planned Parenthood, even going so far as to suggest shutting down the government over federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
Dedicated supporters of the pro-life cause are frustrated and turning their attention to state legislatures, many of which are still controlled by Republicans, as well as the courts.
Politico quotes Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America, who said:
“They had two years to defund Planned Parenthood, and they failed. It’s a huge frustration. We worked so hard to elect supposedly these pro-life Republican officials, and we expected results.”