Trump Is Providing Cover for Radical Anti-Choice Activists on College Campuses - 2019-03-29
President Trump announced plans at last month's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to sign an executive order protecting right-wing activism and organizing at public universities and colleges. Of course, it's not Trump's aim to protect free expression on college campuses, but to further empower far-right organizations on college campuses.
Trump's executive order, cheered by anti-choice groups, will have far-reaching consequences at public colleges, including for reproductive rights advocacy.
With his latest executive order, the president is handing a victory to reactionary groups that operate on college campuses, groups that have spent the last several years framing protest against them as infringements on their right to free speech. There have long been culture wars waged on U.S. campuses, and the latest wave has brought fascist speakers and organizations—chiefly Milo Yiannopoulos and Richard Spencer.