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I Stand Outside Abortion Clinics

Anonymous
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I live near an abortion clinic.  When I drove or walked past I'd see these women rushing past make-shift-altars, holy candle, religious pictures and strangers asking them not to murder their unborn babies.  One day when I was walking past with my baby I finally asked  this protestor  to stop.  Calling these women murderers and terrible people is not helping.  It occurred to me that saying, "hi, how are you doing today and good luck would be better than screaming.

I stand outside clinics and offer support to these women.  What led them there is none of my business unless they want to share.  A lot of these women I've encountered -- sometimes with their boyfriends, are grateful for someone to look them in the eye and say, I support you.  I've had some women tell me that they are not sure if this is what they want.  Since I'm not there to talk them in or out of anything, I listen.  The religious people dislike me and stand far away from me.  They have even asked me to leave, but I can't because God does not condemn anyone and neither should they.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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KairisMama
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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That's nice of you.
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ChelseySpelsey
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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If we had one in my town I'd do the same thing.
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Unoriginal.
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM
Good for you
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Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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That's a WAY better approach than standing somewhere berating people who you don't know who have stories you can't fathom.



Unoriginal.
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM
And I don't mean that sarcastically
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Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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Good for you!

meglennox
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM
:)
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM
I used to protest the protesters. Hilarity ensued.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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I believe if more people did this perhaps we could even the scales a bit.  Doing your damndest to put emotional scars on these women is wrong.

Quoting KairisMama:

That's nice of you.


sidneyb
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

 :)

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