This is a guest post from a new escort about their first time at the clinic. We suggest that new escorts write about their experience escorting. It can be an emotional experience, and writing about it is a way to begin to process those feelings. We ask them, if they feel comfortable with it, to share their first impressions. Patty ecorted for the first time yesterday and she writes:
The anti-choice people know that if a woman gets as far as the clinic door, minds will not be changed. So they do their best to make a legal and protected medical procedure a shameful act. They do their best to demoralize and break the spirits of the young women who enter the clinic.
One woman chants in a bad actress delivery: “Do you know your friendships will be forever changed by killing your baby? Do you know you will forever regret killing your baby? How can you bring your daughter to this building where they kill babies, your grandchild? These people (escorts) are not here to help you, they are here to ensure profits for the clinic. Do you know this clinic made four million dollars last year?”
They do not know me; they do not know the clients or their companions. They have no love in their hearts; they can pray the rosary hundreds of times over; they can kneel on the sidewalk; they can stand with a Bible in their hands; they can take hundreds of pictures and movies, but it does not cleanse them of the evil that they do.
They are the ones who should be shamed and condemned.
REMINDER: If you are interested in escorting, particularly if you’re willing to hold space on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, don’t forget the training on May 9th at 6:00P. Training is not required, but it’s helpful.
REMINDER: Our annual fund drive Pledge-A-Picketer is NOW!
The Sunday before Mother’s Day is the biggest protester day of the year. It also is the date where we count protesters for donations to support the pro-choice effort and the escorts. You can pledge a certain amount for each protester showing up that morning. If you prefer, you can also make a straight monetary donation.
Use this form to make your pledge: