Today’s Other Protest: Abortion Protesters Downtown

Today there was a whole other protest. It wasn’t about war, though the opposing sides are just as bitter. There were accusations of killing, death, even murder. And people did need escorts to keep fights at bay.

But this protest isn’t new, or even unique to DC. This is an abortion protest, and it happens across America at Planned Parenthood centers.

On one side you have guys like this one, ready to pounce on any woman entering, pregnant or not. On other you have the escorts, in bright shirts, ready to body-block for those looking for family planning advice.

And sadly, unlike the protest on the Mall, this protestation happens on a national scale every Saturday. Its enough to make we want to quote.

“Can’t we all just get along?”

3 Comments so far

  1. RumorsDaily (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    I used to live across from a Planned Parenthood in Boston and I would watch these protests from my window all the time. Sometimes they were giving women a hard time, sometimes they would just sit on their knees and pray. I actually sort of liked the prayer protests–it got their point across just fine, didn’t hassle anybody, and if it was intimidating, it was only indirectly so. The songs were always interesting. The whole situation certainly livened up my view.

  2. IntangibleArts (unregistered) on September 16th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    Body-blockers? Christ, that’s rude. Can’t they be euthanized, or at least neutered before they make any more “escorts”?

  3. wayan (unregistered) on September 16th, 2007 @ 11:43 am

    I don’t know which way you mean that Intangiblearts, but the body blockers are there to safely escort the women through the protesters – they are protectors, not protesters.

    No matter your opinion on the matter, hope we can agree that its sad Americans need to be escorted through protesters. Especially those that claim to have a religious basis in their protest.

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