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Senate Republicans Were Just Met With An Unexpected Surprise At Capitol

Senate Republicans Were Just Met With An Unexpected Surprise At Capitol

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To protest the Republicans’ proposed healthcare bill, Planned Parenthood staged a protest outside of the Capitol building today in which 30 women dressed up like “handmaids” from Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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Fern Whyland, communications director at Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, called the bill “devastating.”

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

The protest is both culturally relevant and timely, as the critically acclaimed Hulu series also depicts women as second-class citizens. In the show, “handmaids” are “kept for reproductive purposes and forced to dress in a uniform to designate their role in society,” according to The Hill.

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According to Elena Lipsiea, one of the volunteers for Planned Parenthood, “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.”

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While the Hulu series offers a drastic version of events, it’s important to remember that every broken dam starts with a crack. The passage of this bill would be that crack and more, and Senate Republicans deserve to be confronted by an equally extreme dramatization right outside of their offices.

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