May 19, 2017 / Press Releases

NARAL On Reports of Trump’s Proposal for Paid Family Leave

May 19, 2017

With press reports that President Trump may include a provision regarding paid family leave in his budget proposal next week, NARAL cautioned that the devil is in the details.

“Ensuring that Americans don’t go bankrupt when they decide to raise a family is a crucial part of our economic security. But just like we’ve seen with all of President Trump’s grand pronouncements, the devil is truly in the details,” said James Owens, states communications director for NARAL Pro-Choice America. “While Trump has yet to release his actual plan, the rest of his budget proposal makes clear that he intends to make it harder for Americans to raise a family by undermining key social services like health care, housing assistance, and even support for families to keep the heat on during winter. When combined with Trump’s long history of deceiving Americans and undermining our core values, we aren’t holding our breath on his most recent proposal.”

As part of its mission to protect Americans’ reproductive freedom, NARAL has long pushed for policies that allow families to bond with their new babies and build happy and healthy homes. To read about how paid family leave is a critical part of reproductive freedom and economic opportunity, click here.

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”


Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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