Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate
Huffington Post (March 20, 2017): Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate, by Catherine Pearson:
On Monday, a group of women arrived at the Texas Senate Chambers wearing red robes and white bonnets as a nod to characters in Margaret Atwood's book the Handmaiden's Tale. The science fiction novel describes a society where women are forced to serve as "breeders" with no rights. The activists sought to draw attention to a series of anti-abortion measures that are currently being considered by the Texas legislature. The proposed legislation includes a bill that would ban a procedure commonly used for second trimester abortions and a bill that would immunize doctors from liability if they lie to patients about detected fetal abnormalities.