Tag Archive: Pro-Choice

Apr 20 2014

Planned Parenthood Solidarity Event

Anti-choice crowd hangs out by the fence and stares at the prochoice celebration with sadness, contempt, anger and pleading.

It’s that time of the year again! Good Friday marks the annual organized anti-Planned Parenthood vigil here in the Twin Cities and it’s celebrated with much somber walking, very pray, so clutching of rosaries and wow crosses outside of the St. Paul Planned Parenthood: Anti-choice crowds line the fence and stare over at the pro-Planned …

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Jan 29 2014


An embryo is not a baby. A fetus is not a baby. A woman who aborts an embryo or fetus, whether by intentional abortion or by miscarriage, is not a murderer. If you’re thinking “but what if”… Just stop. Your puny hypothetical insults the majority of people who will never be in the position you’ve …

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Dec 11 2013

Clinic Escorting Training Was…WOW

Group Shot Main Doors

You may have seen my call for volunteers in the Twin Cities area to take part in last Saturday’s clinic escort training in Minneapolis. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of inquiries I received and by the number of people who said they wanted to attend, to the point where I set up a …

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Dec 04 2013

You May Not Be A Real Man(TM)

Sign shows a man holding a baby with the text "Real Men Love Babies" Heatbeat at 18 days.

This billboard was placed in my neighborhood for a few weeks. Apologies for the crap quality – I took this photo at night, on my cell phone, over my shoulder as the Hubby was driving through an intersection. If for some reason you’re interested in seeing a “better” version, NYCyclist over at Jezebel Groupthink took …

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Nov 16 2013

Dear White Anti-Choicers

Niki and me in our clinic escort vests, holding coffee cups and giving the camera a thumbs up.

Niki M. is a published author and an advocate for science, skepticism, atheism and reproductive rights – among many other things. Niki is one of my fellow clinic escorts, and she is subjected to the same kind of targeted harassment as the rest of us who provide care to the clients who visit our clinic. …

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Nov 15 2013

Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013


We’ve seen a lot – a LOT – of legislation introduced at the state and federal levels that have been designed to limit people’s access to safe, legal abortion. With Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme court disallowed many types of restrictions that would prohibit people from obtaining abortions. But as we have seen in …

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Jun 26 2013

An Amazing 12 Hours of News


I, along with an incredibly huge number of people, stayed up late last night to watch the clock count down on Wendy Davis’s amazing 13 hour filibuster against the Texas anti-abortion bill, SB5. After Senator Davis’s filibuster was ended at 10pm for some bullshit reason (in this case, that the topic of ultrasounds were not “germane” …

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Jun 08 2013

Saturday Escorting Stories


Note: I’ve tucked one weird image from the abortion protesters below the fold. It’s morbid, but in a fantasy violence kind of way. I was the only escort this morning! Usually we have at least three to four escorts on the weekend, but sunny summer Saturdays are precious in Minnesota, so c’était tout moi aujourd’hui! There were …

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Mar 07 2013

Do you know what they DO here?


I’m working a new escorting shift at a new clinic location. Part of this new location is new hours; I’m going to be volunteering most mornings Monday-Friday – a one hour shift before heading across the metro to my big kid job. What are not new are the protesters. Apparently we inherited those from the …

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Dec 05 2012

From The Other Side of the Sidewalk

A while back I asked people who had been affected by anti-choice protesters to share their stories with me for a project I was working on. That project was put on the shelf, but I am posting this story as a standalone piece because it is unique; it comes from someone who had an experience …

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