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I'm protesting a protest outside of an abortion clinic tomorrow... UPDATED!!!

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And I need idea for signs! There's a pro life protest tomorrow at one of our 2 abortion clinics. A group of fellow pro choice heathens have decided to stand in their opposition. The only signs I've come up with are "I'll be here for hugs when you're done" and "it's your body, your choice" got any others? I have to leave by 1:00 central time so any input would be awesome!


UPDATE:

So, we just wrapped up over here and it went extremely well. We talked to the staff and they gave us permission to escort the ladies in and out of the building. We stood with signs that said 'we will walk with you for support' We all brought our iPods and headphones so the girls could wear them and not be exposed to the nastiness being spewed their way. We held up large cardboard signs at our sides to block the PL signs. I even got a hug **sniffle**. We handed out cards with our phone numbers, local crisis centers, and health departments to access birth control. We also handed out pamphlets on birth control. It was a peaceful day and I'm thankful we got to shield women who were already going through a difficult time from ugliness. We used many suggestions that came from you ladies. Thank you all so much!
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by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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greenie63
by Silver Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM
1 mom liked this

LOL


Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Good for you Ash!

katzmeow726
by Platinum Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Definitely like what one of the other posters said.  Bring blank signs and respond to ones the others are holding.  

I would also make some compassionate signs.  Offer these women some support.  Some of the women going in are definitely walking a line between abortion or keeping the baby.  Oddly enough, the cruel signs will not help.  Who knows, a kind word or phrase of support may just make them want to go home.  

Here's an idea, maybe bring a pre paid phone, and a list of crisis centers for unplanned pregnancy, rape victims, single/teen moms, adoption agencies, charities, public assistance programs, support groups, churches that help low income families...things like that.  Then have a sign saying something like "come call someone for support.  Prepaid phone, no charge, no judgement, just help!"  And maybe a second sign saying "We have numbers for support groups...we'll support any choice!"  

  Maybe seeing that with the counter protestors, and knowing that someone is thinking of them in their scary time, might help them. You catch more flies with honey essentially. Instead of scaring or guilting them into choosing, you offer them the support that they might lack in their life, which is why they are choosing abortion.  And if they choose to continue with the abortion, they can still use the phone to call a support center.


nickysmom71
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I hope all goes well, if I lived near year I would have volunteered to go with you. 

mcr17
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Its not a religious issue.

Quoting IhaveHisjoy:

 I agree! I also think the ppl protesting the clinic should as well. Maybe by getting on their knees and praying, getting out and teaching young girls and even some woman how to make better choices, volunteering at a rape crisis center, drug rehab center, battered women's shelter, spreading the love of Christ. I could go on and on...


Quoting Lunarprancer:


Find something better , more productive, to do with your time. 


 

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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM

You are not a walking womb.

Your body, your business.

Lunarprancer
by Silver Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM

confused

Quoting mcr17:

Should she be with the retards protesting the abortion clinic?

Quoting Lunarprancer:

Find something better , more productive, to do with your time. 


With light and love

punky3175
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM

 Let us know how it went.  There were some great suggestions here and I'm glad you were focused on offering support rather than protesting the protestors.

GoddessNDaRuff
by Silver Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Great idea.

We respect your choice.

Don't be intimidated, your life, your body, your choice.

ashellbell
by shellbark on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM
Bump!
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