Sexually active women need birth control. Science has come so far that they have many choices to avoid pregnancy. According to a study from 2006 to 2010, 99% of sexually active women have used one or the other method of birth control at some point.
But now that Trump has won the elections and he holds some serious restrictive views on women health, you mus be a little worried as a woman.
Since the House of Representatives and the Senate will be ruled by the Republicans these are not just some baseless worries. Here are some of the ways Trump can affect the access to birth control.
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Firstly, he can repeal the Affordable Care Act, what he has promised in the past. Under this Law, women are provided with free birth control who have health insurance. If he does that, women will have to pay for their oral contraceptives which would be a huge problem with women with low income.
With a Republican-controlled Congress on his side, there would not be much problem for Trump to do so. Already a lot Republicans oppose Obamacare.
Trump has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood too. Although he did backtrack on that, he said in an interview, “I would look at the good aspects of it, and I would also look because I’m sure they do some things properly and good for women.”
“I would look at that, and I would look at other aspects also, but we have to take care of women. The abortion aspect of Planned Parenthood should absolutely not be funded,” said the president-elect.
This seems to be no consolation, though. It completely negates the concept of pro-choice.