Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest says the costume, worn in various YouTube videos by a young woman, will speak to voters about preserving access to birth control.
Planned Parenthood describes the attraction as a "walking birth control suit" and says the character "will chat with voters on why some Idaho legislators’ stances on birth control are dangerous." She will be joined by 50 "special flash mob guests."
Pillamina will be at the Capital City City Public Market from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Downtown Boise. The flash mob begins at noon. No word on how a spontaneous "flash mob" can schedule its performance or why Pillamina lacks a partner dressed as a XXXXXXXXL condom.
A news release from Planned Parenthood follows:
“Pillamina,” the Walking Birth Control Suit, Comes to Boise Farmer’s Market
Pillamina will chat with voters on why some Idaho legislators’ stances on birth control are dangerous
Boise – Pillamina will be at the Farmer’s Market Saturday to remind voters that birth control is an economic issue for women. It’s amazing that nearly 50 years after Griswold v Connecticut, women still have to fight for access to birth control, with many Idaho legislators standing in their way. It’s time to hold these legislators accountable and to elect leaders who will protect and promote women’s health.
The thick foam costume that resembles a birth control pack has been a hit across the country, featured in videos such as “Birth Control Girl,” “Pillamina Returns,” and “Planned Parenthood Goes Bollywood."
She represents the 34 percent of women voters in America who report struggling with the cost of birth control and the vast majority of Americans who support providing birth control at low or no cost—so she has a different face at each stop.
With the wave of efforts to restrict access to life-saving health care in Idaho, including birth control, it is key to point out to voters that women need elected officials who will focus on jobs and the economy, not introducing legislation to undermine women’s ability to make their own personal, private medical decisions.
Who: Pillamina and about 50 Special Flash Mob Guests, who will speak to voters about how birth control is an economic concern for women, and that it is remarkable we still have to make this case for legislators in 2012
What: Flash mob and conversation with voters
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Flash Mob begins at noon)
Where: Boise Farmer’s Market
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