Latino WH Advisor Alleges Manufacturing Decline Increases Abortions

Last month, WH Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro, one of the few Latinos serving in the Trump administration, circulated a two-page memo in which he alleges that a manufacturing decline leads to an increase in abortions, infertility, and spousal abuse. According to a report from WaPo, the documents “were presented without any data or information to back up the assertions ... [h]is documents alarmed other White House officials, who worried that such unverified information could end up steering White House policy.” One page claims “Socioeconomic Costs” of the decline of the country’s manufacturing industry, such as “Higher Divorce Rate,” “Increased Drug/Opioid Use,” “Rising Mortality Rate,” “Higher Abortion Rate,” among many others. WaPo has more here.

Brenda Arredondo