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These Women are Fighting an Anti-Abortion Law Through Trolling

We’re willing to bet that the Republican governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, probably regrets his decision to sign into law House Bill 1337, which places further restrictions on womens’ access to abortions. That’s because ever since Governor Pence signed the bill, multiple women have trolled him with a campaign called “Periods for Pence.”

The law prohibits abortions that are based on race, sex, or the potential disability of a fetus. According to The Indianapolis Star, Pence described the bill as a “comprehensive pro-life measure that affirms the value of all human life.” But now, a large number of women in the state of Indiana are finding it necessary to call the governor’s office to tell him about their periods—you know, since he cares so much about what’s happening with their reproductive organs. 

The creator of the campaign and Facebook page (that now has over 11,000 likes) has requested to remain anonymous because she fears for her safety. But, according to the USA TODAY, what we do know is that she is a 39-year-old married mother of one who lives in a suburb of Indianapolis. 

“The more I read this bill, the more vague language I found and the more loopholes, and it just seemed incredibly intrusive. So I wanted to give a voice for women who really didn’t feel like they were given any kind of input into a bill that would affect our life so much,” she told WRTV Indianapolis.

The campaign is actually pretty hilarious and you can even follow along on Twitter as more and more women confide in Governor Pence about their menstrual cycles. Troll on, ladies.

Danielle is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in English and minoring in Sociology. You can usually find her dividing her time between being Campus Correspondent of Her Campus UGA, binge-watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix and daydreaming about being one of Beyonce's backup dancers. If you want to know more about Danielle, you can follow her on Instagram (@danielleknecole_) or Twitter (@DanielleKnecole).