Pro-choicers have made known their opposition to and anger over Texas’ new-found abortion restrictions. From rousing protests at the state capitol to state Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster, the response has been massive in scope. And now a seamstress is joining in on the action.
Michelle Sinched, a noted corset maker, has found a new way to protest the bill: She’s making voodoo dolls of Gov. Rick Perry, selling them and then donating the proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Yes, really.
Those wishing to purchase the dolls have some options, too. They can get a Perry voodoo doll that is business and professional-themed — or one that is more casual, KHOU-TV reports. And each comes with three handmade tampon pins and can be personalized.
“I was inspired to make them because I wanted to figure out something I could make that would send a message and raise money for Planned Parenthood,” Sinched told the Houston Press. “What’s better than sticking pins in Gov. Goodhair or burning him at your own doll sized stake?”
Sinched went on to say that she’s both pro-life and pro-choice, noting that no woman wants to face abortion. That said, in her view, it should be an available option.
“I was once a client of PP and I have felt a great deal of gratitude for them being available when I had no insurance and could not afford birth control or annual well woman check ups,” she added in her Press interview.
Sinched, who is based in Houston, Texas, will be selling each for between $25 (casual) and $30 (wearing a suit). So far, she’s already sold a few. And with discussion and debate still raging — and with Perry about to sign the measure into law — there may actually be a market for these odd dolls.