As someone who has worked with abortion providers and defended clinics for many years, I have learned that the only way to prevent anti-abortion protesters (or, “antis”) from physically interfering with women (and their accompanying partners, relatives or friends) going into a clinic is by relying on our own efforts – and not laws.
A judge rules that a Philidelphia clinic cannot be sued for not letting activists physically touch patients, but does not allow the clinic to defend them, either.
The death of Robin Rothrock, who ran an abortion clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana for many years, is a huge loss, not only, obviously, to her family and close friends, but also to the close-knit community of abortion providers who cherished her.
As men and women move closer to equality, the traditional gender-inequality holdouts are positioning themselves as the ones who will “make men, men again.”
By the time a woman arrives at the clinic, she has already thought a lot about her pregnancy and what to do next. But she still has to run a gauntlet of people questioning her, and confront their lies.