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The Trump administration's looming healthcare bill doesn’t look good for women and children.

If it’s voted through as it is, it will disproportionately affect women by defunding Planned Parenthood – which supports birth control, STI testing and cancer screenings for those on low income – and make abortions more difficult and expensive.

So why aren't people up in arms?

A recent poll by PerryUndem uncovered some interesting findings.

Only 37 per cent of men believed they had personally benefited from women being on birth control.

Never mind the fact that every time the remaining men have had sex and not wanted a baby, contraception has prevented that from happening.

And forget the fact that many women take birth control in order to have sex with men in the first place.

The poll also found that:

  • One in seven woman say they couldn’t pay for contraceptives if they had to pay any money towards it
  • If men were the ones who got pregnant, 75 per cent thought Congress would keep the birth control benefit instead of considering repealing it

HT Think Progress

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