The car pulled to the curb after the doors of the clinic had opened. I approached the client and companion to ask if they wanted us to escort them.
The client said they just wanted to sit there a minute and talk, saying, “We may have a change of heart and want to talk to the other clinic.” I let them know that was fine and pointed out the AWC building before walking away.
This scenario happens in slightly different ways occasionally. Clients will tell us, ‘We want to just sit here and talk for awhile.’ They tell us when they are ready to walk to the clinic or they may talk to the staff of AWC.
We do not interfere in these conversations with antis. We back away until they indicate they want to talk to us again.
Escorts do not try to influence a client’s decision. We always accept a “No.” We always respect their judgment about what is the best choice for them.
I think this is the primary difference between escorts and protesters. The antis never to seem to back off and give clients the space and time they need sometimes.