Clinic Escort Stories (FtBCon2)

Groups of clinic escorts are popping up all over the country.  The ESM group in Louisville has been here for a long time, other clinics are just now getting escorts.   We are beginning to work together – comparing notes, problem-solving, and supporting each other from New Jersey to Louisiana, Kentucky to California, and many places in between.

At this year’s FreeThoughtBlog virtual convention, a group of clinic escorts get together to talk about their experience on the sidewalk.  The Louisville escorts aren’t at the table in person, but Brianne Bilyeu (who has visited us before) uses the game one of our escorts created to structure part of the discussion.   If you haven’t read – or played – Sidewalk Bingo yet, I encourage you to check it out.

And enjoy the video:

{We’re working on a transcript of the video.   It’s a 50 minute video – we have 25 minutes done, and I’m hoping to do another five minutes tonight or in the morning.   If you want to contribute a little time as a transcriptionist, let me know and I’ll assign you a 5 minute segment (more or less, depending on your preference.}

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Trauma sensitive Consultant and Coach for Compassionate professionals who experience second hand trauma and are at risk of burnout so they can keep doing the work that matters to them and to the world.

6 thoughts on “Clinic Escort Stories (FtBCon2)

  1. Today my husband e-mailed me to tell me he had read of a public figure in Maine having to apologize for saying that if abortion was OK then rape was OK. He felt it was a new low for anti-choicers. Imagine his surprise when I told him I had read of your antis saying similar garbage years ago.

    • Oh, that’s funny, KyBorn – I had the same thought when I read that. It was Brady, and I remember it so vividly, partly because I was still so new and shockable, and partly because it was so creepy. He was a backwards-walker, real tall, and he would say, “Don’t kill your baby, abortion is wrong, abortion is always wrong, it would be wrong for me to rape you, that would always be wrong, for me to rape you would always be wrong, and abortion is always wrong, it’s wrong for you to kill your baby,” louder and louder, over and over, as if they were the same thing and he might suddenly decide to choose differently. Yep. That was Brady.

      Thanks for remembering!!

  2. Love the vid, gonna post it to my* Facebook. Do ya’ll have a FB page? Sorry I’ve been gone I’ve had some medical issues crop up.

    *Not my FB, my friend let’s me borrow it to post on since her internet connection is spotty! And I’d rather not be known and harassed with the herbal abortion advice I’m known for.

  3. I’ve done professional transcription work, so feel free to fire off as much as you want at me.

    Also, I want you guys to know that I’ve taken my first step to escorting and I’m looking for a clinic who could use a body. This is actually kind of hard because we have hardly any trouble with AC’s here.

    • Awesome! I’ll email you with details, but thank you, thank you, thank you!! Hope you find a clinic that can use you – you’d be an awesome escort!

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