Anti-choice protestors give baby booties in
gift bags to patients and even videotape
patients as they walk into the clinic. On a
weekly basis, the "regular" antis are there
trying to shove pamphlets in cars trying to
park and scream anti-choice slogans at
– Benita, Clinic Escort
You can see the terror and confusion in [the
patient’s] eyes as soon as she hears the
screaming. Then she sort of gets weak in her
knees once she realizes that the picketers see
her. Then, as they descend on her, screaming
at her, whispering in her ear, trying to hand
– Jane, Clinic Escort
I've personally been spit on, shoved into
traffic, followed, screamed
at, photographed, recorded, threatened, "feat
ured" by anti-choice groups in their
newsletters and told I was a murderer. None
-- NONE -- of that compares to what is hurled
at patients and their companions.
– Katie, Clinic Escort
Patients are harassed daily at the clinic
whether it is by protesters yelling at them as
they go in or by shouting in the windows of
the clinic which are close to the sidewalk.
– Autumn, Clinic Escort
I've seen patients followed to their cars and
physically blocked from walking into the
clinic. With no buffer/bubble law, the
protesters will go right up to the door of the
clinic and yell horrific things into the door so
that the people inside can hear.
– Ashley, Clinic Escort
There were definitely times I feared for my
safety while helping patients in the building.
There were times, especially around the Roe
anniversary, that especially aggressive
protestors would show up and threaten us.
– Diana, Clinic Escort
We often have as many as 35 people directly
outside the clinic on a Saturday
morning, yelling, carrying signs, pressing
brochures on people who don't want
them, singing, waving crosses and
posters, and praying.
– Megan, Clinic Escort
I’ve seen anti-choice protesters follow a
woman two city blocks to a bus stop against
her will and chase her across busy streets.
I’ve also seen antis…use violent language
meant to incite fear and panic.
– Beth, Clinic Escort
I've walked with patients who started crying
from all the attention, patients who were so
angry at these people that they scream their
reasons for being there at them.
– Niki, Clinic Escort
I’ve been threatened by anti-choice protesters
on a number of occasions. I was also recently
assaulted by one of them.
Unfortunately, when I called the cops, we got
a sergeant who was unsympathetic to our
cause and didn’t do anything about it.
– Dennis, Clinic Escort
An anti-choice protester threatened to cut my
neck as I was escorting a patient into the
– Jason, Clinic Escort
I have escorted at a clinic where protesters
regularly promise patients that they will
financially support them and their babies
until the age of 18. They routinely target
racial and ethnic minorities.
– Debra, Clinic Escort
Granite City, IL
Every week anti-choice protestors are out
calling "don't go in there" and "we want to
help your baby" to women who enter the
clinic. Some are pretty aggressive and try to
touch the patients and escorts as they're
entering the building.
– Olivia, Clinic Escort
Over the course of decades, the public has
just internalized this idea that clinics are
sites of harassment, even violence. And I
don't think they're wrong. That's why buffer
zones and clinic escorts are so important. –
Michelle, Cherry Hill, NJ
– Michelle, Clinic Escort
Cherry Hill, NJ