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Women Urge Other Women to Start Saving for Emergency Abortion Fund After Trump Win

( [email protected] ) Nov 13, 2016 10:44 AM EST
Many women are telling other women to start saving up for an emergency abortion fund following the victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election.
A customer counts her money while waiting in line to check out at a Target store in Torrington, Connecticut November 25, 2011

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Many women are telling other women to start saving up for an emergency abortion fund following the victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election.

All over social media, women are encouraging others to start talking to their doctors about long-lasting birth control methods such as IUDs before Trump officially sits as president next year.

"Get your IUD. If you have light periods, opt for a Paragard, which can last 10-12 years. Get your birth control that will outlast Trump," a woman tweeted.

"If you use birth control consider an IUD. If Trump repeals the ACA, then birth control will be harder to get and not free," another woman tweeted.

In Reddit, pro-choice women are also urging others to save money for abortion in case they have an unplanned pregnancy. One woman said the "emergency fund" needs to cover airfare, hotel and procedure expenses if it should be necessary to go to another place for an abortion.

"Start saving money NOW. You need an emergency fund. Enough for a plane ticket, hotel, and procedure money just in case you need to fly to a country/state that doesn't exist in the dark ages for a procedure. God Forbid," the Reddit user posted.

"There will be a fast and ferocious assault on planned parenthood in the first few months of 2017 ... They have the senate, house, and presidency. it will happen," another Reddit user said. "Saving money for emergencies including an out of country abortion is a wise move." 

Trump has communicated throughout his campaign that he would champion pro-life choices by appointing pro-life justices to the Supreme Court, putting the prospect of repealing Roe v. Wade into a possibility.

The president-elect also said he would repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. And with the Republicans winning majority seats in the Senate and the House, the idea that Planned Parenthood will be among the first to feel the effects of a Trump presidency is not so far-fetched.

Trump announced on Sunday that he would retain two popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, reversing his earlier decision to scrap the law completely. He said the provision banning insurers that deny coverage to sick individuals "happens to be one of the strongest assets" of Obamacare.

In addition, Trump said he will keep the provision that allows children under 26 to stay on their parents' plans.

Trump's opposition to abortion could be a major factor that propelled him to the presidency. Even after the release of a video where he was recorded giving lewd comments about women, a staggering 81 percent of white evangelicals still voted for him, according to an exit poll

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