In defense of abortion rights, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry removed her regular earrings in the middle of her show Sunday and replaced them with…tampon earrings.

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris Perry Dons Tampon Earrings On Air to Defend Abortion Rights

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Why?

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris Perry Dons Tampon Earrings On Air to Defend Abortion Rights

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Harris-Perry offered the following explanation while she made her on-air accessory switch:

…you’ll remember that 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. You weren’t allowed initially to bring tampons. So, just in case that ever happens again ladies, you can just bring them on your earrings.

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris Perry Dons Tampon Earrings On Air to Defend Abortion Rights

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You’ll remember that at the Texas capitol earlier this month police confiscated many items from female protestors, which reportedly included “bricks, tampons, pads and condoms protestors planned to throw at pro-life lawmakers…before a final vote on legislation banning abortions past five months,” Townhall reported.

KETK had even more details, including reports of jars of feces and urine being confiscated from demonstrators:

During these inspections, DPS officers have thus far discovered one jar suspected to contain urine, 18 jars suspected to contain feces, and three bottles suspected to contain paint. All of these items – as well as significant quantities of feminine hygiene products, glitter and confetti possessed by individuals – were required to be discarded; otherwise those individuals were denied entry into the gallery.

Twitter, as you might expect, lit up just a bit in response:

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris Perry Dons Tampon Earrings On Air to Defend Abortion Rights

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Either way, Harris-Perry apparently has a solve for the tampon-confiscation issue.

And here’s the clip to prove it:

(H/T: Twitchy)