Protesters dressed in red garb made famous by the novel and Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale" held signs in opposition to Vice President Mike Pence on Friday as the second to President Trump spoke at a Focus on the Family event in Colorado Springs.
Pence delivered remarks on Friday afternoon at the 40th anniversary of Focus on the Family, an organization that describes itself as "a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive."
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Pence declared inside the event that the Christian community has an "unwavering ally in Donald Trump" as protesters outside stood in opposition to the former Indiana governor and the Trump administration's policies.
"Don't take my kids' Medicaid," a sign from one protester read.
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The protest comes one day after Senate Republicans unveiled their long-awaited version of legislation meant to repeal and replace Obamacare as national health care law. Reports of women protesting while dressed up as handmaids -- who derive from a novel whose plot details a society where women have been stripped of virtually every inalienable right -- have begun popping up with increased frequency across the nation.
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Pence addressed the GOP push to replace the Affordable Care Act during his speech, saying passage of such health care legislation would also mean defunding of Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit offering reproductive health care.
"Later this summer when we repeal and replace Obamacare, we're going to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all."