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    Abortion Rights, Anti-Abortion Advocates Gear Up for Trump Presidency
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    Abortion rights advocates fear the effect President-elect Donald Trump will have on abortion access in the United States, NBC News reports. 

    Since Election Day, Planned Parenthood has seen a spike in appointments for birth control. Many patients are requesting intrauterine devices that could last through Trump's first term.

    Meanwhile, abortion rights organizations are concerned about what potential Trump judicial appointments could mean for Roe v. Wade. Trump has repeatedly said that he will choose justices that would overturn the landmark 1973 case. 

    Many opponents of abortion rights now feel they can trust the president-elect, according to Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). "He has stayed steady and firm, with no wavering whatsoever through this campaign," she said.

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    In a series of tweets on July 26, President Donald Trump announced plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity." Trump cited "medical costs and disruption" as the reasons. His announcement comes just before the release of new, international medical guidelines that are expected to allow transgender children to alter their bodies at younger ages.

    (Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017)