There were no clients around when one of the AWC staff asked me if I knew what kind of bush was blooming in front of EMW. When I said I didn’t but it was pretty, she was interested enough to ask me if another escort would know.
I walked down the sidewalk and asked our “plant expert”, but C didn’t know either. I told her we didn’t know, but if we remembered later we would look it up for her. She thanked me.
That’s when D chimed in. “You should be as concerned about the babies they are killing in there as you are concerned about the plants. You don’t know what you are doing.”
Proving once again, engagement with antis is never okay. It always turns into a confrontation even when you are talking about plants.
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 Saturday 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: