In the aftermath of Donald Trump's shocking election victory, we can't help but feel concerned about the future of women's health. Trump has made it no secret that one of his most prominent goals once he takes office is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which currently guarantees women free access to various types of birth control, from pills and rings to emergency contraception and intrauterine devices (IUDs). It is highly possible that after the president-elect takes office on Jan. 20, 2017, women will no longer have access to free birth control.
Naturally, women have been dealing with this scary realization by posting on Twitter to encourage others to get their IUDs while they can. It's important to take the time to consider your options at this especially vulnerable time for women's reproductive rights.
I have truly never been more shocked in my life. Hug your friends a little tighter, promise to protect each other, & everyone go get an IUD— Rachel Varina (@rachelvarina) November 9, 2016
The only thing I was motivated to do today was set up an IUD consultation with my gyno.
— Cate Weinberg (@CateWeinberg) November 9, 2016
Remember @PPact bills on a sliding scale if you don't have insurance. GO GET IUD BIRTH CONTROL BEFORE YOU LOSE YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR BODY.
— Bebo 🐝🌈 (@GameWireWarrior) November 9, 2016
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
if ur someone who takes hormonal birth control and ur scared of no longer having access to it/abortion, look into iud's while theyre covered
— I Miss Sylvie (@lilpochaco) November 9, 2016
IF YOU CAN GET PREGNANT: TRY TO GET AN IUD IN THE NEXT 70 DAYS WHILE YOU ARE STILL COVERED.
— nurse lyons (@seelions) November 9, 2016
If you're sexually active, get an IUD or stock tf up on birth control
— Lorelei👄 (@princesavesta) November 9, 2016
ig im gonna try and get an IUD over winter break since who knows where my reproductive rights are gonna go over the next 4 years
— 🎄 (@kingzefrons) November 9, 2016