These Women Wore Handmaid’s Tale Robes to a Hearing in Protest of Ohio Abortion Bill
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Female protesters in Ohio injected fiction into the real battle over women’s reproductive rights by wearing the signature red robes and white bonnets donned by the handmaids in the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.

During the first hearing on Monday for Ohio Senate Bill 145, which is seeking to ban and criminalize most second trimester abortions in the state, women filed into the room wearing the costumes at the State House in Columbus.

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