Today was International Women’s Day. The perfect day in the Trump era to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of women’s healthcare.

Let’s hope there’s generous funding in Republicans’ new health-care bill to prevent and cure tone-deafness.

“Wednesday was International Women’s Day, and to observe this annual commemoration House Republicans formally took up their legislation defunding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of health services for women.

“House Speaker Paul Ryan, at a news conference Wednesday morning, boasted about ending the funding of Planned Parenthood, listing it as one of the things “we’ve been dreaming about doing.” And what better time to make this dream come true than on International Women’s Day, on the eighth day of Women’s History Month?

“This could be the beginning of a new legislative style in Congress:

Bills to “build the wall” could be marked up on Cinco de Mayo.

The Iranian nuclear deal could be scrapped later this month on Nowruz.

Plans to cut military assistance to Europe could be rolled out on D-Day.

“It’s enough to give new meaning to National Awkward Moments Day — observed on March 18.
President Trump, in a morning tweet, marked International Women’s Day by hailing women as “vital to the fabric of our society.”

“But that’s not quite the message his administration and its allies in Congress have been sending. Women’s rights activists held a strike and protests Wednesday, declaring it “A Day Without a Woman.” In the Trump White House, it must often feel like that kind of day — and not only because Melania is in New York.”