Women rush to get birth control out of fear of potential Obamacare repeal

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Just three days after Donald Trump is elected president, women are taking proactive measures for their reproductive rights.

There's a lot of fear right now about what a Trump-Pence administration would mean for the Affordable Care Act and low-cost access to birth control.

It's all the buzz on social media; women encouraging each other to get intra-uterine devices or an IUD as their form of birth control. This fear stems from president-elect Donald Trump saying he'd repeal Obamacare, which provides free birth control.

"Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing Obamacare," Trump said repeatedly during his presidential campaign.

That's the tune many women remember hearing from Trump. The day after he was elected, women flocked to social media with messages saying "Ladies! Please get your IUDs, breast cancer screenings, and all reproductive health done before January 20th."

Here in the Hoosier State that has seen it's share of battles with reproductive laws, women are also taking action and making appointments to get an IUD.

"This is a lot safer for me in terms of my comfort and in terms of my sexuality as well. It's more in line with my lifestyle and if that were to get taken away from me that's a huge freedom that I'm losing," said a woman who didn't wish to be identified.

An IUD is inserted in a woman's uterus and can prevent pregnancy from 3 to 12 years. A form of birth control that is currently free under the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood and most private insurance plans.

We talked to Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and they tell us they have noticed an increase in women inquiring about IUDs and people have even been making donations. A spokeswoman gave us this statement:

"There are many types of intrauterine devices (IUD) and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) recommends that women research the types of birth control that are right for them. There are four types of IUD's that PPINK offers and can last from three to 12 years, depending on the device that a woman selects. There are even programs in Indiana and Kentucky that can help women pay for them. We encourage women to make an appointment online at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-indiana-kentucky to learn about their options at a local health center." - Ali Slocum, Communications and Marketing Director of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky

"By you changing this small part of it it can affect my entire life. That's what all these things are about. The IUD parties and the periods for pence all of this is to show solidarity for one another as women," said IUD user Abby Robison.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said after a meeting with President Obama he would consider keeping portions of the Affordable Care Act like a provision that prevents insurers from denying coverage because of preexisting conditions and the provision that allows children to remain on their parent's health insurance policies until they're 26.

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