The day after the election, women are encouraging each other to get an IUD over the next seventy-one days until Donald Trump takes office out of fear that the new president will dramatically roll back access to birth control.
In past debates, Trump has been open about his views on women’s reproductive rights, explaining that women who seek abortions should be punished and that the Affordable Care Act — which covers birth control, mammograms, Pap smears and other health examinations currently covered without extra out-of-pocket charges — will be repealed. Trump’s new VP Mike Pence is also known for his notorious decision to dismantle public health care in his home state of Indiana, which has since suffered a devastating HIV epidemic. So yeah, you can probably see where these ladies are coming from.
Many women have taken to social media to spread the word.
For those who don’t know much about the IUD, they are a safe and effective alternative form of birth control that can last for up to 12 years, depending on the kind you are interested in.