Political talk show host Melissa Harris-Perry certainly didn’t hold back on her feelings Sunday when speaking about the ban on feminine products being brought into the rotunda for a floor meeting to discuss the signing of the Anti-Abortion bill in Texas. Tampons and maxi pads were banned from being brought in as the officials believed that women would be throwing them in response to the signing of the bill. Harris-Perry took matters into her own hands and wore a pair of earrings custom-made by a friend. They were made out of tampons.
The anti-ab0rtion bill that was signed will be reducing the number of ab0rtion clinics in the state from 42 to around 6 clinics. The state of Texas has 70,000 ab0rtions performed per year.
Texas has been under fire as they are one of the main states that are fighting reproductive rights. The crowds began to get restless and protesters became very vocal. Once the ban of feminine products went into effect, the media latched on and made the public very aware of the situation.
Harris-Perry put her earrings on with no apologies on her show on Sunday and stated, “My producer Lorena made for me last week some tampon earrings. The Texas state legislature said that you couldn’t bring tampons in, when these women were going to, in fact, stand up for their own reproductive rights. So just in case that ever happens again, ladies, you can just bring them in on your earrings.”
Harris-Perry is known for being a very vocal liberal advocate and creatively using her spot on MSNBC to highlight various political issues while engaging thoughtful conversations and bringing about facts.