Planned Parenthood Are Protesting In Washington, The Handmaid's Tale Style

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"Inspired by Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale", the volunteers came to Washington D.C. from NY to show their opposition to the bill, which could dramatically restrict funding for health care centers that provide access to abortions and other forms of birth control.

Planned Parenthood communications director Fern Whyland said, "It would be the worst bill for women in generations and decimate women's health care".

This isn't the first Handmaid's Tale themed protest on so-called abortion 'rights.' Give Him the Finger, an organization dedicated to sending the president hate mail, tweeted a photo June 23 of protestesters holding rainbow flags.

Similar protests have been staged in other major cities around the USA where activists have also worn the uniform. Also, Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organisation that provides sexual health care, particularly for women, would be defunded.


And the pop culture reference of their outfits couldn't be more apt, as The Handmaid's Tale is about a society ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, stripping them of all rights. The handmaids are considered to be fertile women whose sole function is to have babies, and are forced to undergo regular, strictly-regulated intercourse with the men in the families they are assigned to, in presence of the men's wives. It would affect women and reproductive health - and not in a good way.

The Handmaid's Tale is a book written by Margaret Attwood, set in a dystopian future where women's liberation and drive to succeed in their careers has caused a dramatic drop in birth rates.

It's unlikely that Tuesday's protest will be the last of its kind.

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