Hygiene products currently are subject to sales tax and are often classified as "luxury goods", disqualifying them from food stamps and other programs. This is patently ridiculous. If menstruating persons could simply choose to not menstruate, you better believe we would! It is often difficult for poor or homeless people to obtain the necessary supplies. Removing taxes and ensuring that these medically necessary products are affordable and available saves lives and enables people to improve their standard of living.