Corset Maker Crafts Perry Anti-Abortion Voodoo Dolls to Benefit Planned Parenthood
Michelle Sinched of Mr. Sinched is well-known in Houston for her corsets that bind women tightly with great restriction, but that's just good clean fetishy fun. When it comes to the Texas Legislature and Governor Rick Perry's plans to shut down Texas abortion clinics she's the exact opposite of amused. Now she's taking the fight to the man she calls "Governor Goodhair" in her own way; with voodoo dolls of the Governor complete with tampon pins to act out your anger and or hexes upon his person.
All profits after cost will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
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"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," said Sinched. "What's better than sticking pins in Gov. Goodhair or burning him at your own doll sized stake? I would probably best describe myself as pro choice and pro life. No one ever wants to face the abortion choice but it happens. I believe no one has the right to make that choice but the woman it affects. 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."
Each Perry voodoo doll is handmade by Sinched from materials left over from her many other projects. You can purchase a casual Perry doll in a anti-abortion coat hanger T-shirt for $25, or a suited version for $30. They are also available as a pair for $50, and each comes with a blank sign so you may write the pro-life slogan or Perry gaffe of your choice. The clothes are removable.
Currently, Sinched has no plans to expand her line of anti-abortion proponent voodoo dolls, but remains open to the idea should further candidates become prominent.
The bill -- now on its way to the governor who is sure to sign it -- would ban abortion completely after 20 weeks without exception for incest or rape. It would also force abortion centers to meet the standards of a licensed ambulatory surgical center and require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. The expense of updating abortion clinics is expected to shut down all but five of the clinics state-wide, leaving only the clinics operating in the major metropolitan areas.
Increasing attempts to restrict abortion access in Texas have already led to an uptick in the number of women seeking illegal abortions, and that number will almost certainly rise should the proposed law be passed and upheld.
Folks interested in purchasing the Perry dolls may contact Sinched through her Facebook or at getsinched at yahoo dot com.
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