There were two clients and their companions waiting for the doors to open. Of course, we heard the usual things being said to them by the antis while they waited. “What’s the harm in taking 10 minutes to have an ultrasound next door to find out if you have a viable pregnancy?” “You don’t have to do this. We are here to help.” “Stand up for her. As a man you are called upon to protect her.”
Then D decided to up the rhetoric a little from what she usually says. “She looks really young. Do you know they will take her down to the basement to kill her baby and you won’t be allowed to stay with her? What kind of a place doesn’t allow you to stay with her?”
The answer in my head was, “Every outpatient clinic in the US.” I have never seen clinics with spectator seats or benches to have family members watch. Never. How safe would that be? Dermatologists don’t even allow non-patients in to witness procedures. Have you ever had a family member sitting beside you when you have gone to the dentist?
Sometimes the logic used fails to connect to reality.