Sarah Silverman’s used “vag napkin” auctioned off at #TexasWomenForever abortion fundraiser

Texas Women Forever abortionIn order to raise money for abortions in Texas, pro-choice organization Lady Parts Justice auctioned off comedian Sarah Silverman’s used vaginal napkin during the #TexasWomenForever fundraiser on Monday night.

The livestreamed fundraiser and telethon was hosted by Silverman and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead. The duo was joined by the likes of University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler, Salon.com editor-at-large Joan Walsh and the cast of Orange is the New Black.

And during her time on the stage, Silverman said she was auctioning off a vaginal napkin that she had used, holding it up for the audience and livestream viewers to see.

The participating women spoke out about the lack of women’s resources in the state. Butler criticized Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) for trying to restrict abortions and access to gynecological health resources. Earlier this year, Perry signed new abortion restrictions into law.

“Rick Perry just thinks that you’re supposed to let Jesus handle it,” she said. “Well last time I saw Jesus with a vaginal wand — I don’t think I’ve ever seen him with one.”

“He was drunk,” Walsh joked.

“Yeah, exactly,” Butler responded. “He was probably drunk or waving it at his mother saying, ‘What the hell is this?'”

Though he is openly Christian, a search did not reveal any time that Perry has said Jesus can “handle” reproductive health.

The event reportedly raise $50,000.

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