Critics of the Senate health care invoice have slammed it as an assault on women’s health, and there’s a lot to again that criticism. The proposed Obamacare overhaul would reduce Medicaid (which tens of millions of women depend on as their main health protection), defund Planned Parenthood for one yr and worth many women out of maternity protection.
On Tuesday, a gaggle of activists becoming a member of Senate Democrats’ “People’s Filibuster” staged a Handmaid’s Tale-inspired protest outdoors of the Capitol constructing, sporting lengthy pink robes and white bonnets.
Handmaid’s Tale-esque protests have develop into an more and more widespread sight across the nation — in locations like Texas, Ohio and California — as women use Atwood’s dystopian story to attract consideration to the very actual methods women’s entry to complete reproductive health care is being threatened proper now.
The protestors traveled from New York state to rally behind Planned Parenthood, and often carried indicators and banners supporting the beloved health care supplier.
Taylor Lorenz, a reporter with Mic, who posted a number of hanging photographs from the protest on Twitter, stated that at one level the women lined up within the rain, ready for GOP leaders to exit so they might yell “shame” at them.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was introduced that the vote on the GOP invoice will be delayed till after the July Fourth recess.
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, women.