Internet analytics show birth control has been a trending topic since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
Most birth control methods are covered under the Affordable Care Act and President-elect Trump campaigned on repealing the ACA otherwise known as Obamacare.
Planned Parenthoods across the country have seen a spike in interest and appointments in getting in long-acting reversible contraception. Further stoking the contraception concerns, President-elect Trump told CBS’s 60 Minutes that he plans to appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.
“I understand the fear” said Dr Claire Wofford, a constitutional law professor at the College of Charleston. “I don’t think Donald Trump and his advisers have given women a lot of reasons to be relaxed on reproductive rights.”
Dr. Wofford says women should keep a close eye on what the states do with birth control legislation because the the landmark abortion case of Roe v. Wade is not likely to be overturned by the Supreme Court even after pending appointments. “There are four liberals and Justice Kennedy who has repeatedly upheld the core right of a woman to have an abortion,” said Dr. Wofford, “state legislatures can enact a whole range of statutes to if not ban birth control, make it harder or more expensive for women to gain access to it.”