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    Abortion Rights, Anti-Abortion Advocates Gear Up for Trump Presidency
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    Abortion rights advocates fear the effect President-elect Donald Trump will have on abortion access in the United States, NBC News reports. 

    Since Election Day, Planned Parenthood has seen a spike in appointments for birth control. Many patients are requesting intrauterine devices that could last through Trump's first term.

    Meanwhile, abortion rights organizations are concerned about what potential Trump judicial appointments could mean for Roe v. Wade. Trump has repeatedly said that he will choose justices that would overturn the landmark 1973 case. 

    Many opponents of abortion rights now feel they can trust the president-elect, according to Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). "He has stayed steady and firm, with no wavering whatsoever through this campaign," she said.

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