Pro-Choice woman becomes irate when pro-lifer mentions abortion

Author Misty McBeth describes what happened when she talked about abortion to a co-worker. McBeth had been arguing the pro-life side:

“Perhaps topics like this should be left out of the workplace,” I thought as I argued my view of the debate. Too late, the guns had been loaded and ready to aim. Unfortunately they were aimed at me, or so I thought. This coworker roared at me like a fierce lion protecting her cubs, firing every shot she could at me. Oh, and did I mention this was at six in the morning and I had just signed into my phone to receive inbound calls? Lucky for me, the first few minutes of her rampage the phone was silent, no calls. I tried to politely interrupt her and let her know I was signed in to work but to no avail, the bullets kept flying. Her face was beet red and her arms were flaying and pointing in my direction. Then a call came in. I answered with my usual customer greeting, fully aware that the customer could probably hear the ruckus in front of me. When the customer questioned what the background noise was I simply asked if I could put them on brief hold. How was I going to defuse this bomb that had gone off? Nothing I said or did mattered, she was visibly upset and was taking it out on me. Finally after what seemed like hours my coworker grabbed her stuff and huffed off. I then was able to deal with the customer and finish the call. It wasn’t until years later that I realized that I may have been the first to fire a shot and perhaps the bullet went a little too deep.”

Misty McBeth Anti Abortions: Behind the Signs (Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2013)

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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