Monday, July 26, 2010

Operation Defend Charlotte: Success!!

Last week I traveled to Charlotte, NC to help defend Family Reproductive Health against Operation Save America and other Christian fundamentalists from their attempts to harass and terrorize the providers, patients and staff of that clinic, as well as two other private clinics in the city.
Aside from the truly amazing and inspiring women I spent those days with in Charlotte, I learned so very much about clinic harassment and anti-choice tactics. On Saturday, July 24, Flip Benham & OSA arrived at FRH to witness the line of 70 committed and powerful pro-choice clinic defenders along the side of Hebron St at 8:30am, they promptly turned around and drove away. Although the defenders were fired up and ready to go toe-to-toe with OSA, the real success was realized when we were told by clinic staff that it was the first Saturday in 8 years that the clinic staff and patients went unharassed and able to peacefully and autonomously care for women.
I want to thank each and every person who contributed all week, especially on Saturday, for your strength and commitment to TRUSTING WOMEN.

See...
Erin Matson's blog following the clinic defense: http://now.org/issues/abortion/charlotte_defense.html
@ClinicEscort photo from Saturday: http://twitpic.com/288hu1

Posted by: Meghan!!

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