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Governor Mike Pence wants to know every detail of your period

I mean, if he wants to control our bodies, he should know EVERYTHING that's going on with them, right?

As reported recently, Indiana Governor Mike Pence just signed one of the strictest abortion bills, HEA 1337, in the country. The bill, which bans abortion based on race, sex, national origin, ancestry, and color, also holds doctors legally liable for the abortions, restricts fetal tissue donation, and requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital or to have an agreement with a doctor who does. Furthermore, the bill even goes as far as forcing grieving women to cremate or bury their miscarried babies.

Pence just signed one of the strictest abortion bills in the country Click To Tweet

Along with varying intrusive bans on personal matters, this new law also sets forth the motion that allows doctors to ask invasive personal questions of women who are seeking abortions. In retaliation, women in Indiana (and other states as well) have taken the idea of giving up autonomy over their bodies one step further – taking to their phones and social media to provide Governor Pence all the details about their reproductive health that he so obviously wants to control. Under the campaign of Periods for Pence, women are banding together to “let Governor Mike Pence know what [they] think about his intrusive HEA 1337 bill [because] women should have the right to make their own medical decisions!”

#PeriodsForPence Click To Tweet Women are standing up to Pence on social media Click To Tweet

Here are some of the most epic Tweets and Facebook posts for the campaign:

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Sehrish Sarah Khan-Williamson

Sehrish Sarah Khan-Williamson

Sarah Khan-Williamson is the Beauty, Fashion, & Weddings Editor at The Tempest. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School (MTS, Islamic Studies ’14) and George Mason University (BA, English and Religious Studies ’11) – and will begin another two MA degrees at the University of Arizona this fall (Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Public Administration). She prides herself on being a global peace educator and leader for CISV, advocate for social justice and human rights, and her makeup skills.

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