Trigger warning: reproductive coercion, harassment, intimidation, christian supremacy, gruesome images, violent rhetoric
I volunteer as a clinic escort every Saturday in NYC. Maybe you think we’d be a pretty safe clinic, up in New York City, the bastion of liberalism.
Today, we had 45 protesters lining the sidewalk on both sides, creating a gauntlet that the patients had to walk through the access the door. That’s *not* even taking into account the people screaming at you, following you, harassing you, preaching at you etc.
Some of my fellow escorts were tweeting and taking videos, if you’d want to get an idea of what spending four hours an abortion clinic zone is like.
This is what people have to go through when they can access reproductive services.
A lot of progressives and liberals think they understand what it’s like to access reproductive services in the USA. If you haven’t been in the zone, you don’t know.
I don’t even know, and I spent four hours a week here. Because I’ve never had to walk through that gauntlet as a patient.
This is what the zone is like.