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Liberals Dressed Up Like THIS Protest Over Abortion Outside the U.S. Capitol

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It wouldn’t be a day in America if liberals weren’t protesting over something. This seems to be a very frequent occurrence. Over 30 women took to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday dressed up as “handmaids” to protest the potential defunding of Planned Parenthood.

The handmaid dressing is a reference to the Hulu television series The Handmaid’s Tale. The show is reminiscent of a 1985 dystopian feminist novel written by Margaret Atwood. The show’s premise focuses on a totalitarian theocracy where women are forced to have children.

THE HANDMAID’S TALE — “Offred” – Episode 101 – Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife. (Photo by: George Kraychyk/Hulu)

The event was put together by The People’s Filibuster, which is an abortion vendor. Communications Director Fern Whyland for Planned Parenthood Empire State Act said the following about the Republican AHCA,

“It would be the worst bill for women in generations and decimate women’s healthcare. It’s a healthcare bill with no healthcare.”

One woman who partook in the protest, her name was Elena Lipsiea said,

“Dressing up as a handmaid gives a clear message to our administration and the Senate about how seriously we take their decisions and how radically it can affect our lives. We deduced to dress in the ‘Handmaids’-inspired costumes because the novel/television series presents a dystopia where women’s bodies are not their own. This narrative is all too real. We want our senators and administrators to know just how serious we take their legislation and our right to health care. The costumes make a visual statement and demonstrate how seriously we take this.”

Even former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the following about the book and its author,

“To paraphrase Margaret Atwood, ‘We can never let them grind us down.’ In ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, women’s rights are gradually, slowly stripped away. As one character says, ‘We didn’t look up from our phones until it was too late.’ It is not too late for us. But we have to encourage the millions of women and men who support Planned Parenthood to keep fighting.”

The irony of these people’s hypocrisy is astounding. A report released by Planned Parenthood recently shows that abortion services have increased in just this past year along while other services such as contraception, prenatal services, and cancer screenings have continuously decreased. I don’t think you can call yourself a healthcare provider when you’re basically only providing one service.

Planned Parenthood has not responded to a comment and the executives of the show have refused to comment on the growing popularity of many protestors using costumes that replicate their show. But, the author of the book has taken to social media to retweet pictures of “handmaids” protesting indicating she is likely a supporter of these protests.

The protest took place the same day that GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced they would delay the health care bill vote.

The protest was also initiated for the purposes of protesting this healthcare bill under the narrative that it’s bad for and destroys women’s health. Despite the fact that this is inaccurate. Every Democrat has refused to sign the bill and five Republicans have indicated they are opposed to it and will note vote for it until it is changed and amended.

Protesting is within every American’s fundamental rights compounded in the Constitution. However, just because you have the right doesn’t mean you should constantly be exercising it. There comes a point where if you do it too much, it loses its value and meaning.

If they really cared they would lobby their members of Congress instead of stupidly protesting outside the Capitol when members of Congress aren’t going to listen. What they should be doing is asking themselves how effective they are by doing this.

Share if you think these protests aren’t going to lead to any change.

 

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Rory is a conservative writer who enjoys writing on politics and current cultural events. With a new era in Washington D.C. underway he wants to make a mark by contributing to the dialogue of the growing conservative movement.

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