Dispatches from the Sidewalk — Clinic Defense (NJ) 03/08/14 & ‘Spectator’ 03/15/14

Trigger warning: sexism, racism, verbal abuse, NSFW, DV, sexual assault in the Vine posts

Note: This is what I do now, full-time. I’m completely committed to changing the face of clinic access in this country. If you can, consider supporting my work so I can do more of it by clicking HERE and making a one-time or recurring (just click the box) contribution. All the funding goes to equipment, travel to other conferences/clinics/meetings with pro-choice legislators/training new escort programs and supplies. Thank you!

I apologize for this being a week late. The past ten days have been a bit of a thing, as I’ve posted about in “…wherein I answer the question “Where have you been??”. I’m back. I’m working. And you’re about to get sick of me because I’m going to be everywhere. So, before that happens, here’s from last week at the NJ clinic where picketers were relatively well behaved, having gotten wind of the coming vote on Buffer legislation.

This week’s Storify — Watch and share (individual pieces or the full post):
Clinic Defense: Saturday 03/08/14 (NJ) & 03/15/14 ‘Spectator’

Recap of why I’m posting the videos, comments, tweets, and anything else I can get my hands on:

To aid in sidelining them, I will continue to post from in front of the clinics where I escort. My Vine feed is exclusively (with the exception of the occasional dog video because CUTENESS) devoted to documenting the reality of accessing clinics. You don’t need to subscribe or sign up; it’s a public website with a series of captioned 4-second videos. I mainly use the captions to include quotes and rants that don’t fit in the Vines. I also post through Twitter; if you don’t use that medium, you can read my feed right here, on this website over to the right side of this post.

Follow the #ProtectTheZone hashtag that NARAL helped kick off the day SCOTUS heard MA’s Buffer Zone challenge. I thank them for reaching out to those of us who spend time on the sidewalks and using our quotes/pictures.

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