From an escort at an abortion clinic (escorts try to prevent pro-life sidewalk counselors from giving pamphlets to women coming in for abortions or speaking to them)
There are times a client and/or companion is so empowered they instantly gain my admiration.
The companion got out of the car first. E was hovering right behind me ready to start shaming. I was able to explain the vests and offer to escort them before he began his spiel. E handed the companion some literature. When I explained he was a protester, they handed it right back to him.
The companion and I escorted the client down the sidewalk. We were in a line: E, companion, client and me. E started with “Women regret their abortions. Don’t lead her into this place.” The companion waved dismissively at him and said, “Oh, I know all about abortion. I have had 10 already.” There was a pause then E leaned over towards the client and said “You don’t have to go into that place.” The client turned to me and said, “I am not listening to him.” I replied that was best.
We walked to the clinic entrance with E talking the whole time, but nobody was paying any attention to him.
It was great to witness these two completely ignoring the words meant to hurt and shame them. They are just words. The antis don’t know anything about the clients and why they made the decision for abortion. I felt privileged to witness this calm confidence.
Sarah Terzo “Clinic escort: woman who has 10 abortions is “empowered”Live Action News March 23, 2013
It is of course possible that the statement of having 10 abortions was sarcasm, but either way, the clinic workers pride shows how twisted their mindset is.Share on Facebook