Male lawmakers to receive knit uteruses in the mail

Susan Santos is a 55-year-old Colorado blogger and housewife, but these days, she’s doubling as a uterus-knitting machine.

Yes, you read that right.

The mom and knitting fanatic is an organizer of a campaign called the “Government Free VJJ Project.”

The goal of the initiative: to knit or crochet a vagina or uterus and send it to every male lawmaker in Congress.

Santos says the idea came to the campaign’s creators following Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. The conservative host released a statement earlier this month apologizing for calling Fluke — who had testified before Congress in support of having birth control covered by health insurance plans — a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his radio show.  

Government Free VJJ’s website, which comes complete with patterns such as “Happy Uterus,” claims the initiative is aimed at telling America’s men in government: “Hands off my uterus! Here’s one of your own!”

Santos, who’s working on a book on knitting with one of the movement’s founders, tells ITK she has already hand-delivered her reproductive knitwear to the district office of Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetAmeriCorps hurricane heroes deserve a reward — don’t tax it Joe Buck defends 'nonviolent protests' at NFL games Patriotism is no defense for Trump’s attacks on black athletes MORE (D-Colo.). While she wasn’t able to put her knit uterus, which takes a few hours to make, directly into the hands of the junior senator, she says, “The staff aide I spoke to swore she’d give it to him personally.”

The knitting whiz also intends to bring one of the colorful items to Sen. Mark UdallMark UdallDemocratic primary could upend bid for Colorado seat Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' MORE’s (D-Colo.) office. She says according to Government Free VJJ records, nearly 60 knit and woven female organs have been shipped out. 

Both Bennet and Udall voted against an amendment crafted by Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntThe Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal Another health funding cliff puts care for millions at risk Top Senate Dem: We're going forward with understanding we can work with White House on DACA MORE (R-Mo.) that would allow employers to deny contraceptive health coverage to employees based on religious or moral objections. The measure was rejected.

No word on whether female members, such as Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiRepublicans jockey for position on immigration GOP senator knocks Trump: 'Not a fan of governing by tweet' How the effort to replace ObamaCare failed MORE (R-Alaska) — who later said she “made a mistake” by voting in favor of the measure — will also be sent the handcrafted knit goods. 

“We want to get the word out,” Santos says. “It’s not just a ‘shame on you’ kind of thing. 

“I mean, some of them are going to be ‘Thank you for your support. Here’s a uterus — maybe give it to someone who you think needs to understand a little bit more about this. Or display it on your desk proudly.’”