A Republican lawmaker in Colorado wants to block funding for a program that helps provide IUDs to low-income women because he believes that the long-acting contraception is actually an “abortifacient” that prevents “a small child from implanting” in the uterus.
The program, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Awareness, is among the reasons that the state recently saved $23 million in Medicaid expenses. The department also projected that, if extended with a $5 million investment, making IUDs available to low-income women seeking birth control could save an additional $40 million in healthcare costs.
So, let's say someone gets an IUD. Now they have a few years before it has to get replaced. What if, during that time, something happened, and now they can no longer get to someone to take it out (anything from the apocalypse [nuclear, zombie, otherwise] to moving somewhere too far away, to not being able to afford a visit, etc.) What happens? Will they have any major issues? Will they just have permanent BC? Will any pregnancy result in complications?