Between now and December 25, Nurx is encouraging new users to sign up with the promo code ‘Donald Trump,’ which will give them $45 in credit or three months of free birth control. The company has also started an awareness campaign on social media, using the hashtag #FreeBirthControl.
Users must select their brand of birth control or answer a short survey to be matched with a brand. They then enter insurance and shipping information and answer a few additional questions. Once a doctor has reviewed your profile, free birth control will be delivered to your door.
Though the promotion ends this weekend, birth control is still free with insurance through Nurx for the duration of Obamacare. For women without insurance, Nurx enables user to gain access to birth control for as low as $15 per month.
Nurx’s Twitter feed is full of information on birth control and women’s reproductive rights. The San Francisco-based company reports that as of 2012, over 10 million women in the U.S. were on birth control.
— nurx (@nurxapp) December 20, 2016
Unfortunately, the delivery app is only available in California, New York and Washington, which comparatively have a higher number of resources for women’s reproductive health. The company is hoping to expand to more than 20 states by February 2017, including Florida, Virginia, Missouri and Michigan.
This isn’t the first time that the Trump administrations’ plans to attack women’s reproductive health have been used against them. Following Trump’s win against Hillary Clinton, more than 82,000 donations were made to Planned Parenthood in Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s name. The incoming V.P. has publicly stated that he’s anti-abortion, plus, he’s been an outspoken opponent to Planned Parenthood. So we owe it to companies like Nurx for reminding the government that people want to be able to make decisions for their own bodies.