Planned Parenthood has received more than 200,000 donations since Donald "Women Should Be Punished For Abortions" Trump was elected president—at least 46,000 of which were made in Mike "Cremate Fetal Remains" Pence's name. And contrary to popular (conservative) belief, those donations do a lot more than fund abortions: Planned Parenthood's NYC locations currently offer free IUD and birth control implants to qualifying patients.

Local Planned Parenthoods offer free contraceptive services to qualifying patients as part of the Jerome L. Greene Grant. Spokesperson Carrie Mumah told Gothamist that most uninsured patients—and even some who have insurance but cannot or don't want to use it for contraceptives—qualify for free IUD and implant insertion, procedures which are typically pricey.

The combined total cost of the medical exam, IUD insertion, and followup visits ranges from $500 to $900 for those without insurance, according to Planned Parenthood. The cost of the exam, implant, and insertion costs up to $800, and removal can cost up to $300.

Over the past week, doctors have anecdotally reported an increase in women seeking information about IUDs, presumably because Trump has promised to gut the Affordable Care Act and slash federal Medicaid funding, and Pence has been promising to defund Planned Parenthood and overturn Roe v. Wade for years.

These measures are allegedly intended to cut government spending, but oddly enough, House Republicans recently decided to double the budget for a special panel investigating the medical procedures and business practices of abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. Yesterday, the House Committee on Administration voted to approve an additional $800,000 in funding for the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.

Planned Parenthood of NYC has predicted that about three million people in New York State can expect to lose their health insurance if the ACA is repealed, and birth control costs could skyrocket. The organization's NYC chapter stands to lose $10 - $12 million in federal funding if the Trump administration managed to defund it, which explains why more women are considering long-term birth control options over monthly contraceptives.

The implant prevents pregnancy for up to three years, while the IUD can prevent pregnancy from three to 12 years—both methods are reversible and can be removed at any time.

That said, IUDs and implants aren't for everyone—serious side effects are rare, but include breast lumps, reduced periods, and prolonged bleeding for implants and bad cramping, fever and chills, and heavy bleeding for the IUD.

To see if you qualify for a free IUD or implant and make an appointment, call (212) 965-7000 or 1-800-230-PLAN.