Really Listening

Some mornings every client goes into the clinic without incident. Some mornings are more confrontational. When the antis are in full-throated pursuit of every client, we see more reactions from the clients and companions to their words.

“I’m an atheist. You’re wasting your breath.”

“You don’t understand. She will die if she doesn’t have this abortion. She has no choice.”

“You don’t know what you are talking about. She was raped.”

“I told you to leave me alone twice. Now I am getting mad. Get away from me.”

These are just a few of the things heard said to the antis this morning. Of course, none of the words said to the antis registered. Every single one of the antis responded by explaining how that wasn’t a reason to kill a baby, followed by “Come next door to A Woman’s Choice where we care about you.” They claim to care so much, but never listen to what anyone else is saying. Caring should have a certain amount of attention to the person you supposedly care for, shouldn’t it?

This morning I gave the Exhale phone number to two clients and RAINN information to another client. I was listening to what they were saying.

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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:

 

 

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