'Handmaid's Tale' protest calls out Texas' attempts to roll back reproductive rights
A dystopian novel that has seen newfound attention since Trump’s election came to life this week at a Texas protest over legislation limiting reproductive rights.
A group of women dressed as the women from Margaret Atwood’s 1984 novel The Handmaid’s Tale showed up in Austin, Texas, for Monday’s vote on a bill that would ban an abortion procedure used in the second trimester.
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Dressed in the robes and bonnets described in the book (and seen in movie adaptions and soon-to-be-released Hulu series), the women filed into the senate chamber with signs depicting