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I went to the Abortion Clinic today

Written By: Gary on May 24, 2006 6 Comments

I’ve got this small clinic semi-across the street from my place. I can only assume they do abortions due to the fact that their are always protesters out there. I just think it’s awful that women have to go in there and have these “people” criticize them for a life decision such as this. They hold up these signs and say things (they seems quieter than they used to be) and have these awful posters that they put up on the side of their van. And they’ve got writing on the sidewalks in chalk (I think it’s just the phone number).

I just just wanted to see if there was anything I could do to help (to get the protesters away from there). Why? Because I don’t think they are doing anything to deter women from their abortions, I think the women have already made their decision. My opinion is that they are just upsetting and stressing these women out and may make them doubt their decision after the fact which they don’t need. It’s got to be a tough enough decision without strangers telling you what to do with your body.

So I didn’t know if they had any petitions or anything or anywhere I could file a complaint. They said thanks but not really, they did have a court date of some kind pending but a local resident didn’t seem to be what they needed. They seemed appreciative but (at first) I think there was some doubt that I was really there to offer help. I’m glad I went over there, I’ve thought about it a million times but felt funny about it…

I’m not trying to spark a debate or anything. I’m pro-choice but it’s from more of a “it’s none of your business what I do with my body” standpoint than some deep philosophy of life (and that’s good enough for me).

On a side note – My Mother had me at a young age and had to drop out of high school, her decision might have resulted in my not being here. I think about that a lot when thinking about these kinds of things but I still think people need to make their own decisions. She did go back to high school part time to get her diploma, I still remember that, I think I was in the first grade when she did that. She managed okay, but I’m sure it was rougher to do than I remember i


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6 Responses to “I went to the Abortion Clinic today”

  1. Kevin says on: 24 May 2006 at 3:24 pm

    That’s a really noble thing you did. I, too, am a pro-choicer simply because what a person does to their body should be their choice and not someone else’s.

    In all honesty, I don’t know where an abortion clinic is near me.

  2. SUZANNE says on: 24 May 2006 at 4:10 pm

    Pro-lifers do deter women from having abortions. Many women don’t want the abortion in the first place, but they feel they have no choice and nowhere to turn.

    I am pro-life because a fetus is a human beings, and human beings should have rights regardless of their situation. The hardships of the mother and her surroundings don’t give her the right to kill.

  3. GeePatty says on: 24 May 2006 at 6:25 pm

    Don’t like abortion- don’t have one. Want to protest, protest the lawmakers and not women who are lawfully going through a difficult choice.

    I’m pro-choice and pro-child. My sister had an abortion after she was raped and never regretted it. What she did regret was the people who called her a murderer and a whore as she was entering the clinic.

    Abortions have been around for centuries. What is different today is that it is safe. Want to help those women Gary, donate to Planned Parenthood so that they can continue to provide preventative care as well as safe and lawful abortions.

    Thanks for taking a stand. Hope you don’t get too many flames!

  4. Kirsi says on: 25 May 2006 at 5:04 am

    I agree with GeePatty here. Thanks Gary!

  5. Janine says on: 29 May 2006 at 3:53 am

    Pro-Choice all the way. Thanks, Gary!! And, for the same reasons you mentioned, “it’s none of you business what I do with my body”.
    That’s one of the most annoying things about this country–or perhaps anywhere you live–poeople just need to butt out. I’m sure God has his own sorting hat. Let Him figure it out.

  6. Janine says on: 29 May 2006 at 3:56 am

    ooops, I meant P-E-O-P-L-E….not whatever the hell that word is that I typed up there :-)

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