This is one clever way to protest abortion laws. Indiana women are calling Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s office to talk about their periods.
The calls are the result of the Periods for Pence Facebook page, which was started as a protest against a new state law (HEA 1337) prohibiting women from having abortions based on an unborn child’s disability, sex, race, color, national origin or ancestry. While the law’s supporters say it is intended to prevent discrimination, abortion rights supporters, like the woman behind the page, argue the bill is an invasion of privacy and feel the governor has no business making decisions about women’s reproductive health.
The page’s creator, who says she is a married mother from central Indiana, felt that if the governor wanted to wade into women’s reproductive issues, she might as well supply him with all the details and encourage other women to do the same.
The page, which is only a few days old, is already nearing 7,000 followers, a fact that has come as a surprise to its creator, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of losing her job.
“Truthfully, I’d just had enough with Pence’s conservative agenda, particularly where private matters are concerned,” she told me. “I threw this idea out and never expected the response I have gotten.”
H/T: ABC 6 Indianapolis