Planned Parenthood warns Idaho lawmakers: Women are watching

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, August 13, 2012 18:53 EDT
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Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest organized a flash mob in the capitol of Idaho on Saturday to warn against attacks on reproductive rights.

About 40 women in pink shirts adorned with the phrase “women are watching” danced to the song “We’re not going to take it” by Twisted Sister.

“Pillamina,” the walking birth control suit created by Planned Parenthood in 2010, also danced alongside the women and talked to voters about why some Idaho legislators’ stances on birth control are dangerous.

“You bet women are watching. And they vote,” Hannha Brass Greer, legislative director for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, told Boise Weekly. “We had some supporters approach us and said they wanted to do a flash mob. They were tired of what they see in Idaho and across the nation.”

The Idaho legislature this year considered a controversial “forced ultrasound bill” that would have required a woman seeking an abortion to first undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. Lawmakers also considered a bill that would allow any employer to deny coverage of birth control pills. Neither bill passed.

Watch video, courtesy of Boise Weekly, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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