'Periods for Pence:' Women share 'TMI' with IN gov after signing of abortion bill

'Periods for Pence:' Women share 'TMI' with IN gov after signing of abortion bill

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WAVE) - Thousands of women across Indiana are providing Gov. Mike Pence with "TMI" (too much information) about their periods via phone calls to his office and social media posts.

As of Friday morning, the Facebook page Periods for Pence has nearly 6,500 fans and the Twitter page @PeriodsForPence has more than 260 followers, many of whom are letting the Republican governor know what they think about an abortion bill he signed into law last week. HEA 1337 makes Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome.

"Follow @periodsforpence & be sure to keep @GovPenceIN up-to-date on your cycle & reproductive health issues. After all, it's HIS uterus," one woman tweeted.

Another woman posted a message on the Facebook page, saying she'd called the governor's office and left the following message: "Hello, this is Sue Magina again. I just hit a pothole on I-70. It was a doozy! I'm worried it might have shaken something around up in there, and I wanted to make sure that was addressed in this new abortion law. I knew Governor Pence would be worried. Thanks."

Then there's this tweet:

The Facebook page has been up since March 28. The Twitter page appears to have been created on March 30.

A similar campaign was launched against Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in February after he signed legislation requiring women to have a face-to-face consultation with their doctor at least 24 hours before having an abortion. The hashtag #AskBevinAboutMyVag trended for several subsequent days.

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