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Trump Tariffs Add Costs to CHOICES’ New Center

Trump Tariffs Add Costs to CHOICES’ New Center

When Rebecca Terrell took on the momentous task in 2017 of raising $4.2 million for a groundbreaking new reproductive health-care clinic, she didn’t expect the project would be deeply affected by the Trump administration’s steel tariffs.

Terrell, executive director of CHOICES, founded in 1974 as a nonprofit abortion clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, anticipated obstacles when she set out to build a 16,000-square-foot facility that would include both abortion care and a birth center. What she didn’t anticipate was that CHOICES would feel the impact of a Trump trade policy, announced last March, that seemed completely unrelated to her work.

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