Paul Ryan Blocked the Delivery of 87,000 Petitions Asking Him Not to Defund Planned Parenthood

Twitter was not having it.

On Friday, a group of Planned Parenthood supporters stood outside House Speaker Paul Ryan's office holding 87,000 petitions asking him not to defund Planned Parenthood. In response, Ryan sent out six security guards in order to block the delivery and also had a sign on his door that read, "Only scheduled appointments will be admitted."

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This delivery comes right on the heels of an announcement from Ryan that Republicans plan to defund the organization (opens in new tab) as part of their efforts to repeal the health-care law. But after news broke that Ryan physically stopped the petitions from reaching his desk, Lady Parts Justice League (opens in new tab), a women's non-profit, started a Facebook Live (opens in new tab) to encourage people to call their state representative and denounce Ryan's actions. They also took to Twitter (opens in new tab) to start the #PaulRyanSoScared hashtag, which quickly caught on as people began tweeting their utter disappointment:

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Madison is a staff writer at ELLE.com, covering news, politics, and culture. When she's not on the internet, you can most likely find her taking a nap or eating banana bread.