JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Concerns over the future of Planned Parenthood have been circulating ever since Donald Trump's presidential win, but organization officials have expressed confidence that they will keep doors open.
During his campaign, Trump announced that he would cut off federal funding to the organization because he's pro-life, but also said he recognizes the good it does for women.
According to Planned Parenthood officials in Florida, donations have been rolling in since Wednesday and patients across the state have been giving what they can during their scheduled visits.
“We’ve seen overwhelming support. Our volunteers, and we even had a donor come in with a $50,000 donation this week. We’re seeing an outpouring of support, as we always do. We’ve faced attacks before and we certainly saw some rhetoric in this campaign, but we’ve weathered that storm and we are still here for our patients," said Laura Goodhue, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida.
A week before the election, Trump vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which could impact how women get birth control.
So as the election results rolled in, many women searched Google and took to Twitter, saying they will be getting birth control and IUDs -- a form of long-lasting birth control -- now, before it's too late.
President Barack Obama has also proposed a new rule that would keep states from defunding Planned Parenthood simply because of political reasons.
"This is a rule that’s affirming what many courts across the country have already stated -- that it is unconstitutional for states to take away funding from a provider simply because they provide access to safe and legal abortion. That the rule simply says the only reason a provider would not be in this program is if they didn’t provide effective care and we know Planned Parenthood has done that for over 100 years," Goodhue said. "Access to reproductive health care should not depend on your ZIP code, your political party or how much money you make. This rule continues to affirm what we already know to be true," Goodhue said.
Some people who are pro-life and do not support abortions are against funding the organization. But federal funds do not go toward abortions, except in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at risk.
"If someone wants to plan not to have children, they've had two or three already and they want to take a pill or something like that, I'm not against that. I am against taking the babies," said Margina Widener, who is pro-life.
It's unclear when Trump will make any decisions on the future or funding of Planned Parenthood or funding.
But President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to get Obamacare repealed in his first 100 days in office.