The Texas Senate is apparently afraid that erratic, hormonal demon-women will wave their bloody tampons about during today's floor meeting to take a final vote on anti-abortion bills HB2 and SB1, which would make it next to impossible for most Texas women to get safe abortions. Concealed handgun carriers, on the other hand, get VIP entry.
According to the Burnt Orange Report:
Women are being forced to throw out tampons and maxi pads to enter the Senate gallery, which has been confirmed by DPS. That's right: menstruating women are being denied entry to the Senate gallery unless they throw out their supplies.
Additionally, diabetics are asked to throw out their sugar packets.
However, people with concealed handgun licenses are allowed to bypass long lines to enter the Capitol itself through the expedited CHL entrance, and per a DPS officer, if a person has a CHL, they can take their gun into the gallery.
Seems reasonable! Let's all hold a mass bleed-in.
[Video via Jessica Luther]