The Saturday before Mother’s Day is usually the biggest protester day during the year. Instead of celebrating the weekend with families, antis come out to shame, blame and humiliate clients going to their doctor appointments for an abortion. This Saturday, May 12 saw groups of antis gathered in front of the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, KY.
We take advantage of this day to count protesters for donations in support of pro-access efforts and the escorts. Their turnout helps us to create support and space for clients.
There were 151 protesters present this past Saturday. We had several people counting and comparing numbers to arrive at this number. This is a lower number of antis than we have seen in past years on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, but still a large number of people shouting and praying on the sidewalk.
We also had over 40 escorts helping to line the sidewalk and make corridors for clients to enter the clinic door. We want to thank all of the first-time and occasional escorts who came out early to help. The day was so much better than it would have been without your help. Each of your efforts are appreciated.