ByEmily Browne, writer at
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Emily Browne

We love seeing Disney Princesses re-imagined with realistic bodies or in romantic trysts with each other, but sometimes, these iconic Princesses can be used in fan art to devastating effect. These illustrations depicting Disney Princesses being denied treatment in a world without the Affordable Healthcare Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is downright heartbreaking.

The work of illustrator Maritza Lugo and writer Danielle Sepulveres, the images — shared on Instagram — depict the heartbreaking reality of an America without the ACA, a hotly debated issue during the recent election. The administration has vowed to "repeal and replace" the act, which guaranteed access to health care to millions of Americans across the United States — but have yet to suggest a viable alternative.

These illustrations show the detrimental effect dismantling of Obamacare will have, using 's most beloved Princesses to depict the damaging effect the lack of insurance will have on women's healthcare.

The illustrations feature Tiana, Belle, Ariel, Jasmine and Pocahontas struggling to achieve basic women's healthcare rights, including their access to Planned Parenthood, which is also under threat from the Trump administration.

Take the time to read the captions that accompany the illustrations, because they outline exactly what rights are being taken away from each Princess.

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These images were a follow up to another set of artworks Lugo created at the start of 2016, depicting happy Princesses receiving basic and vital information and healthcare.

Even though Lugo has depicted fictional women in her art, these are situations that could (and do) effect women in real life. With the political chaos of the last few weeks only set to continue, it's so important to keep fighting for rights and liberties that are under threat — it's what any would do.

What do you make of this political Disney Princess fan art? Let us know in the comments.


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