Women Were Tweeting #ThxBirthControl To Educate The World About Its Importance
Women are worried about losing contraception under Donald Trump.
Millions have been worried about reproductive rights since Donald Trump was elected last week. Concerned about losing access to contraception once the new President takes office, women took to Twitter yesterday to rally behind the hashtag #ThxBirthControl.
According to Newsweek, the hashtag actually began in January from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy as a way to make people comfortable talking about birth control. Women have co-opted #ThxBirthControl to celebrate contraception and women's reproductive rights.
"99% of women have used birth control in their lives. It needs to be accessible AND affordable," shared Washington Senator Patty Murray.
"It is no one's damn business *why* you take birth control & justification is not necessary, ever. #ThxBirthControl" tweeted writer Kelly Jensen.
"Hey #THXBirthControl for helping with my acne, eliminating cramps and ensuring I don't get pregnant before I'm ready to," added writer Carly Ledbetter.
During his campaign, Trump promised to take measures that would greatly affect women's health. Newsweek cites that he's committed to end and replace Obamacare, which currently requires health insurance companies to provide free contraception, as well as defund Planned Parenthood. Days ago on 60 Minutes, Trump stated that he wants conservative, pro-life judges on the Supreme Court and he seemed totally okay with ending national abortion rights under Roe v. Wade.