'Handmaid's Tale' protesters greet Mike Pence at Colorado speech

The vice president was speaking to a conservative Christian group.

"The Handmaid's Tale" is set in a dystopian future, where fertile women are forced into sexual servitude and identifiable by their distinct wardrobe.

The robe-wearing protesters -- who were part of a larger group of about 100, according to Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO -- carried signs that read "Abort Mike Pence," "Stop Targeting Women's Healthcare" and "Stop Teaching Hate."

Stilwagen carried a sign that read, "The Handmaid's Tale is not an instruction manual. It's a WARNING."

"The time is now," Pence said, explaining that former President Barack Obama's health law is "dead."

And then to a roar of applause and approval, he said, "This is when we are going to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all."