Skip to comments.Cosmopolitan magazine says protesters may throw menstrual blood on Texas legislators
Posted on 07/14/2013 6:50:35 PM PDT by Morgana
AUSTIN, TX, July 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) A writer for the feminist magazine Cosmopolitan has suggested women might throw menstrual blood on Texas state senators meeting to pass stronger health regulations for the state's abortion facilities.
For a while this afternoon, security officers at the state capitol in Austin confiscated tampons and maxi pads from everyone entering the chamber after pro-abortion demonstrators reportedly threatened to pelt legislators with feminine hygiene products as they debated H.B. 2 on Friday afternoon. They also held energy bars and other potential projectiles.
CNN's Josh Rubin reports that security personnel have since stopped confiscating unopened personal hygiene products, saying that the original issue was that some protesters were attempting to bring used ones in. Diva Cup Diva Cup
News of the confiscations rocketed around social media, with the hashtag #tampongate trending for a time on Twitter, with many pro-abortion activists claiming that Republicans were discriminating against menstruating women.
Michelle Ruiz regretted the lost opportunity on Cosmo's website.
But we believe if there's a will to hurl things at a politician's head, there's a way, Ruiz wrote. Let's just say, if any of the protestors was stealth enough to wear a Diva Cup today, sh*t is about to go down.
The Diva Cup is a reusable silicon cup that you insert into your vagina during your period. It sits inside of you, collecting the blood, the website explained in a separate article in March. It can be worn for up to 12 hours.
Ruiz reproduced with approval a tweet from feminist comedian Andrea Grimes, whom she described as a journalist, stating, I never before have considered the aerial velocity of a fistful of pubic hair.
She further derided Texas Republicans as a bunch of pu----s.
However, their fears are not unfounded.
On Tuesday morning, a Twitter user suggested someone assassinate Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a pro-life Republican. A woman in Texas could shoot @DavidHDewhurst and use 'stand your ground' as a defense. Cause that guy is threatening all women in Texas, the user tweeted.
Click "like" if you want to end abortion!
On Friday, a group of pro-abortion demonstrators crashed the main floor with homemade wanted posters of pro-life Republicans, according to the Associated Press.
In response to Friday's tampon furor, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a statement, explaining that they had "received information that individuals planned to use a variety of items or props to disrupt legislative proceedings at the Texas Capitol."
Unruly pro-abortion demonstrators in Austin prevented lawmakers from voting on the bill, then known as S.B. 5, during normal session. Governor Rick Perry called a special session to pass identical legislation, H.B. 2, this month.
Fire up the tampon press Martha, looks like there’s gonna be a party.
Exhibiting their class, eh?
An email I received from the Texas Dems:
Across the country, anti-choice activists are paying attention to what you’re going to do right now.
Late last night, the Texas legislature passed an extraordinarily restrictive law that will make it illegal for a woman to receive an abortion after 20 weeks, and may shutter all but five of the 42 abortion clinics in the state.
The impact of this law will be felt by women and families far outside of Texas, because its passage will embolden the forces all around the country who want to roll back the right of a woman to make her own health decisions, one state at a time.
Stopping them will require both resources and political will.
Show them you’re not going to let them win — add your name to the petition now.
Thousands of people — men and women alike — joined together to protest this bill. And those people are committed to fighting back over the long haul and turning the great state of Texas blue.
But across the country, anti-choice activists are watching us, and any hint of resignation will be an encouragement for them to keep their campaign going into more and more states.
We need everyone on board. Say you’re in:
National Director of Women’s Outreach
Democratic National Committee
That should be felony assault - life terms
The first person to patent a tampon shooter will be in the pink.
Bring the popcorn?
Sure thats going to get your point across. Throw vaginal blood on people. That’ll convince them to give you the right to screw anyone you want to and get abortions because you dont want to have to deal with the consequences of your irresponsible behavior. Just further confirmation that liberals need to be locked up in insane asylums
Childish and disgusting. And they wonder why women have lost the respect of men in today’s society?
I just love the part about women’s health issues. Geez, what about the health of the unborn child who has scissors stabbed in the back of its little neck, or its body parts pulled apart piece by piece?
There must be a special place in hell for these people.
What a bloody barbaric, stupid thing to do!
Need an email for this person. I want to give a piece of my mind to ‘em ;)
That's 4-1/2 months. Just slightly over. Literally halfway through pregnancy.
So a law that makes abortions after FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS illegal is "extraordinarily restrictive?"
As for throwing menstrual blood on legislators, that's assault. Arrest the bitches, charge them, and send them to jail.
Arrest these idiots. “assault with a biological weapon” “conspiracy” Then put them in a mental institution.
Arrest them all and convict them of attempted murder if they do. Probably from AIDS infested lefty slime. N
Childish, yes, but these people are and have been beating us for years.
Snatch the day!
I work in a NICU; I know these babies feel pain; they are viable at 23 weeks.
The email is email@example.com
Oops.... you’re not the one who requested the email.
Many thanks for the link.
Email sent to Simone Ward.
The blood they throw will wash off - the derangement that drives them will never go away.....
As in “allowed to?” Headline needs a bit of rewriting I think.
In the California Correctional system that was called ‘gassing’ and could be charged out as a felony.
Liberals are such a classy bunch, am I right? You just don’t see this stuff from our side when we lose. Be careful of diseases, Texas legislators.
Considering blood is a weapon due to infectious disease and considering Texas has lots of guns, go ahead, let’s see how many people bleed for real.
Isn’t that special.
Just more proof how nasty, vile and despicable that Liberals are. You can’t really have a dialogue with animals like that. Worse, they called upon the devil to taunt the Pro-Life people in the capitol building. That is more proof what we are actually up against.