According to The Tennessean, Gov. Bill Haslam will soon get an unexpected package in the mail — a pink knitted uterus.
Juliette Vincent of Antioch plans to mail knitted uteri to all male Tennessee lawmakers, beginning with Haslam, in rebuttal to the new law requiring women to wait 48 hours after counseling to get an abortion.
“It’s all an effort to focus on good things for our state rather than this,” Vincent said.
“It just makes it harder for women who don’t have the means. They’re not getting pregnant and saying, ‘Oh, let me get an abortion.’ There’s a lot of thought going into this.”
An avid knitter, she came up with the idea after a discussion on Facebook with a friend. Vincent then made the uterus during a crafting social event with friends.
Her message: “Let me give you a toy to play with. Let me remind you this is not important to you,” she said. “This is perfectly fine to leave alone.”
She hopes to “bring more attention to the idea more of the people making these laws first off are men and have no connection to this whatsoever,” she said.
Vincent sent Haslam’s uterus midday Friday, and assures other lawmakers will get their own uteri, too.
“I’m sending them to everyone, whether you’re in favor or against it,” she said. “If you’re a man, you get one.”