It's hard enough as it is.
April 15, 2012 5:58 PM Subscribe
I may be pregnant. If I am, my husband and I are positive we want an abortion. I need advice on how to deal with very angry protesters.
posted by anonymous to law & government (40 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
As far as we know, all our local abortion clinics have very vocal protesters outside, with horrible signs.
We also don't think it's fair that we have to spend money and very sensitive time going out of town. We WANT to use a local clinic, because it's against our principles to run away from the fundies, but we are kind of scared of the yelling, mainly because I lose my temper easily, and we don't want to make this harder than it is. We simply can't have a baby now, and we are very careful, but these things happen.
We've thought about wearing headphones with loud music, but we don't know what would happen if they stand in front of us or block our way to the door. We have no idea of what they can legally do to and what the limitations of protesters are, legally. Can they attack our car? Can they call us names? Stand in our way? What can my husband do to help me get in?
We don’t want to stop for debate or anything of the sort. We want to get in as quickly as possible and get out as peacefully as possible.
We live in VA.