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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Hundreds of women took to social media worried about what will happen to birth control under President-elect Donald Trump.
Posts on Facebook and Twitter warned women to get intrauterine devices or, IUDs, that would reportedly last through his presidency since their access to free birth control might dwindle once Trump becomes president next year.
Trump, throughout his campaign, said he plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or ‘Obamacare’, during his presidency. Under ‘Obamacare,’ health insurers need to provide coverage for all FDA-approved birth control with no copayment. If Trump repeals that, then free birth control is not guaranteed under his term.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a day after the election, that repealing ‘Obamacare’ is high on the list. However, neither Trump nor Congress has laid out a detailed plan on what would replace it.
Trump has said he is not in favor of requiring a prescription to buy birth control. Despite that, there is growing concern that access to free birth control will be trumped under the Trump administration.
Here are just some notable posts:
CUTE TIPS FOR LADIES PREPARING FOR A TRUMP/PENCE AMERICA:
– stock up on Plan B, it has a long shelf life
– get an IUD while they’re covered
— Ella Rodham Dawson (@brosandprose) November 9, 2016
Trying to find a way to stock pile birth control to get me through the next four years for when trump takes that away from me..
— Claire Halle (@Claire5793) November 10, 2016
Free birth control under insurance will probably be revoked by Trump. IUD’s last 6-10 years, might be a more affordable option.
— Yasmin Yonis (@YasminYonis) November 10, 2016
Ladies, you need to make a reproductive plan NOW-stock up on your chosen birth control and get your exams before Jan. NO JOKE.
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) November 10, 2016
it’s terrifying that as women we need to consider getting a birth control that will last past trumps term
— Alexa Losey (@alexalosey) November 9, 2016