Women Fear Losing Free Birth Control After Trump Won Election?
Reproductive rights advocates took to social media their claims to support birth control. The campaign, which was organized by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and Bedsider, aimed to explain how birth control is beneficial to the society.
The advocates used hashtag #ThxBirthControl on their social media posts as they voiced out their support for birth control publicly. It is part of the organization's efforts to "support birth control and all that it makes possible for individuals and society," Washington Post reported.
The #ThxBirthControl campaign was a day-long social media event that was held on Wednesday to show the number of women who use birth control, NYmag reported. After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, reproductive rights advocates have apparently started arguing about women's abortion and birth control access rights which are believed to be threatened under Trump's presidency.
Reportedly, Trump does not support abortion and he is planning to revoke the access of women to free contraception under President Barack Obama's healthcare law. In a separate report from Washington Post, Trump also said that women who will have abortions will have to face some punishments once the procedure becomes illegal.
In a report from The Atlantic, it was revealed that the new president-elect envisions that each state should have the power to determine whether or not to opt for an outright abortion for itself. When Trump was asked by Lesley Stahl of CBS in an interview, he implied that women who need abortion might need to go to a different state where abortion is legalized.
"Yeah, well, they'll perhaps have to go, they'll have to go to another state," Trump said. He also explained that they will still have to see how their new take on abortion law goes out and reiterated that the process still has a long way to go.
What do you think about the ongoing efforts of reproductive rights advocates on abortion and birth control? Do you prefer that each state opts for an outright abortion? Let us know your thoughts below.