New reporting from Politico this weekend detailed the brazen extremism found in Project 2025’s plans for the future of the GOP — from nationwide abortion bans to political weaponization of the military. Project 2025, led by long-standing right-wing think tank the Heritage Foundation and backed by over 100 far-right groups, is a blueprint for MAGA conservatives to dismantle critical checks and balances and undermine democracy.

Project 2025 is a five-alarm fire for our democracy. From nationwide abortion bans to turning U.S. troops on protestors, this dangerous project takes extremism to a whole new level — and groups like the Heritage Foundation and Leonard Leo’s DonorsTrust are making it all possible."

Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone

Heritage Foundation and its coalition of Project 2025 groups are scheming to enact conservatives’ most restrictive anti-abortion agenda to date — an agenda which, as Politico notes, would “all but outlaw the procedure from coast to coast, including in states whose laws or constitutions guarantee reproductive rights.” The coalition, which includes groups such as Students for Life and Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, is plotting to leverage executive power to roll back access to abortion pills and surgical abortions, use taxpayer dollars to fund groups working to deter people from terminating a pregnancy and revoke the FDA’s decades-old approval of the abortion pill mifepristone — also the subject of critical case set to come before the Supreme Court next month.

The Project 2025 plans are also said to include unprecedented weaponization of the military through use of the Insurrection Act, which would enable executives to turn U.S. troops against protestors. The right-wing Center for Renewing America last week made waves when its new plan revealing its priorities in a second Trump term included “invoking the Insurrection Act on Day One.”

Previous reporting revealed that millions of dollars have been dumped into Project 2025 by extremist conservative groups and Leonard Leo’s shady dark money network. Tax filings first obtained by Accountable.US showed that the Heritage Foundation gave nearly $1 million to organizations on the Project 2025 advisory board. These donations accounted for 58% of Heritage’s total grantmaking in 2022. Leonard Leo’s network bankrolled dozens of the over 100 far-right organizations making up the Project 2025 advisory board.

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