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Vice President-elect Mike Pence speaks during a rally in Hershey, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mike Pence was met by 'trust women' signs in his new DC neighborhood


Vice President-elect Mike Pence's new neighbors have a message for him and it's not your typical "welcome to the neighborhood" one either. 

A series of "This Neighborhood Trusts Women" signs have begun popping up in front of homes in his new Chevy Chase, Maryland neighborhood, according to DCist.  

The signs are courtesy of NARAL Pro-Choice America, which advocates for abortion rights. 

They were glad to have a way to show their resistance to the anti-choice and anti-woman agenda.
Anne Bailey told DCist

Members of the organization went door to door to see if Pence's neighbors were interested in posting "This Neighborhood Trusts Women" signs on their lawns. Deputy field organizer Anne Bailey told DCist many of the neighbors were enthusiastic about the idea.

Pence's pro-life stance

Shortly after the election, people began making donations to Planned Parenthood and NARAL in Pence's name because of his pro-life stance. On Nov. 18, the Indianapolis Star reported that of the 200,000 donations made to Planned Parenthood after Election Day, 46,000 were made in the vice president-elect's name.

In 2011, Pence slashed Planned Parenthood funding in Indiana, forcing several clinics to close.

As governor of Indiana, he signed a bill that would have banned abortions sought because the fetus was diagnosed with a disability. Ultimately, a judge blocked the law, which the court argued was unconstitutional and violated women's privacy rights.

And in 2015, Indiana's legislature passed a law that required fetus remains be disposed of by burial or cremation, according to the Washington Post

This isn't the first time Pence's new neighbors have shown their opposition to some of the vice president-elect's policies. 

In November, roughly a half-dozen pride flags were hung outside homes in Pence's neighborhood. 

Neighbor's told WJLA the rainbow flags were hung to show their opposition to Pence's policies regarding LGBTQ rights. 

Pence has been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage. 

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