When Shut the hell up is just not enough

Saturday September 19, 2009

Escorts: 17

Protesters: 65

Cops: 1

The person in this video is very pregnant, 38 ish weeks to be more specific. And she seems to be under the impression that by throwing her big belly around she is going to change people’s minds. In the same way it is not ok to use your children as a means of shaming a person seeking an abortion, it is not ok to use your pregnant self as a political tool either.

This anti really does not like having her picture taken. You will remember her as the protester who told a client that had miscarried that she was lying. Saturday, right after I took this video I offered her a great deal: if she will leave clients alone when they ask her to, I will quit videoing her when she asks me too. It seems a fair offer to me but she refused. But I will be true to my word. Any time she backs completely off from a client who refuses her advances, I will respect her right and not video her as soon as she says the word. Until then, it is on.

10 thoughts on “When Shut the hell up is just not enough

  1. This last Saturday, while escorting, we had a large group of people praying. At one point, one of the older ladies shh’d us, because our talking was bothering their prayer (on a public sidewalk).

    It was possibly one of the most beautiful moments in hypocrisy I have ever seen.

    I responded to her, “Wait a minute, you mean we can just say “shhh” and you’ll shut up?”

  2. I really dislike big pregnant beyotch. Please please please do NOT use a pregnant belly as a weapon! That is not ok! If you supposedly care so much about the unborn, why the hell are you shoving your unborn baby into other people? I guess her thinking is that people will back off – how fucking shitty. Come on, lady. Pissin me off.

  3. We are working on a list of recommendations for clients preparing to go to the clinic. Headphones and loud music are on there.

    I think the most realistic sources of violence at the clinic are the completely unhinged older male chasers (see video embedded in “These are not thinking people” blog entry) or the mother’s of the clients. I have seen more than one momma bear have to use every ounce of restraint to keep from physically ripping into the chasers. There will come a time when the chasers go too far and momma is too pissed off to control herself and things are going to get ugly fast. I’m not afraid to take a punch or jump in between men having a fight but I’ll be damned if I am going to get in between momma bear an the object of her ire if her claws come out and she is going for blood. There is just no stopping that so it’s best to do everything we can to de-escalate that situation and run like hell if and when we can’t.

  4. http://www.examiner.com/x-13503-St-Louis-Catholic-Living-Examiner~y2009m9d21-Prolife-violence-another-one-today?#comments

    Check out their “views” on peaceful pro-life protesters. Seems that when the tables or turned, well, it’s double standard time.

    What I’m worried about is that this might lead to a rise in violence on both sides. But, as I’ve said in the past, there will be that one women who was a victim of a rape whose gotten no help who turns to having an abortion. When she gets to the clinic is is attacked by the pro-lifers. It’ll push her over the edge and she’ll come back shooting. That’s my worry…

    • I think a rape survivor is much less likely to shoot someone than a anti-choice protester in front of the clinic. The survivor is just trying to cope with their life, not trying to force others to live by their standards. Anti-choicers on the other hand are interested in forcing their world view on others, but not mind you, how the world really is, just how they envision it.

  5. Hello. I was reading and watching this while at work with headphones. Why don’t the clients approach the clinic wearing BIG CONSPICUOUS headphones? They will not have to hear any of the BS being spewed at them?

    Thank you for the work that you do.


    • I’m sure big headphones would help, but for me the “why” could be as simple as “because they shouldn’t have to”.

      I so wish we had a clear constitutional right to open personal space. I wish so much that it would be a crime on the level of unlawful imprisonment for any protestor, reporter, photographer, etc. to purposefully obstruct the path of another. Why isn’t purposeful or negligent touch of a person who has made it clear that they do not want to be touched considered assault?

      I myself approve of offering women counseling against abortion. I don’t like abortion, but I am a man and will never have to make that very personal decision. What I don’t get is why these people are allowed to disrupt any place of business or charity. It makes me so angry that they believe they have a right to purposefully create mayhem intended to harm a business or charity. It angers and scares me at the same time.

      Please keep up the good work!

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