Friday afternoon, a group of Planned Parenthood volunteers headed to the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. to deliver 87,000 #StandWithPP petitions to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's office. The action was a result of a ruling made the day before, that the GOP would defund Planned Parenthood as a part of their decision to dismantle Obamacare.
Their petitions never made it to Ryan, however, because he sent out six security guards to block the delivery of the petitions, Teen Vogue reports. So, is Paul Ryan afraid of a handful of peaceful volunteers with boxes of paper clad in pink Planned Parenthood t-shirts? Seems like it. Here are the supposed threats:
Who knows what will happen to the petitions now, which made a case for Ryan to protect Planned Parenthood through Medicaid and Title IX. This cowardly act by Ryan has birthed a fitting hashtag, #PaulRyanSoScared, and Twitter is rightly taking him down for his choice to ignore the pleas of the public. Here are some of the best reactions to the incident to inspire you to keep fighting the good fight: