02 September 2009 @ 02:36 pm
Support a Woman's Right to Choose  
40 Days for Life will be picketing Atlanta women's clinics, including the wonderful FWHC (www.feministcenter.org). The center provides a range of services, including fertility treatments, well-woman care, well-care for transmen, and abortion services.

If you support a woman's right to choose and to exercise that choice without harassment, you can help in the following ways: A donation to the clinic, food for employees who can't leave for lunch because it would mean going past the group outside (and we eat cookies and/or coffee for lunch!), volunteering at the clinic or outreach offices. NO counter-protests will be staged at FWHC.

Please spread the word on LJ, Twitter, FB, and anywhere else where people support choice and the people who help provide options for those choices.
 
 
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[identity profile] amyura.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
God bless the people who work at those clinics. I don't know what the protestors think they're accomplishing by harassing women who already have appointments. The protesters in our area give out free rosary beads to people. I've given up trying to understand their logic.
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[identity profile] scarsnsouvenirs.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
I am one of the people who works at FWHC, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for saying this. Thank you, too, Morgan. ♥
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[identity profile] scarsnsouvenirs.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
Something else I came up with is that the staff would appreciate notes of encouragement.
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on September 3rd, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Emailed or paper mailed?
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[identity profile] manifestress.livejournal.com on September 7th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
During the time I lived in Atlanta (1984 - 2006) I was a patient at the FWHC at various times, mostly for well-woman visits and birth control.

Can I just say that they are beyond awesome!!!

There is not anything like them here in Albuquerque.

I'll be there in spirit, and spread the word.
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on September 8th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
My former boss (in a completely unrelated industry) works there now and she's simply delightful. SO kind.
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[identity profile] manifestress.livejournal.com on September 8th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
Another suggestion - cross post this on the [livejournal.com profile] atlanta community and other communities...
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on September 8th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
I didn't want to get hit with lots of anti-choice ugliness. What's the [livejournal.com profile] atlanta community's political makeup?
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[identity profile] manifestress.livejournal.com on September 8th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
You know - I don't quite know.

I posted something about questioning vaccinations about 18 months ago and I was shocked at the negative comments I got.

I did not give my opinion about vaccinations - just posted about a site and a free bumper sticker that basically said "question vaccines" - people seemed to freak. Maybe it is the CDC presence in the ATL or something.
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on September 8th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
I remember that! "Question vaccines" is totally the same as "never get a vaccine ever OMG!" *eyeroll* We're delayed/selective vaccine people.
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[identity profile] manifestress.livejournal.com on September 8th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
That post garnered over 100 comments, I got called a lot of names, and I also got many private emails from folks who agreed with the idea of thinking for yourself and delaying/selecting - yet these people were AFRAID to comment because they might get called names, too.

Ultimately, a moderator took that post down.

I made the exact same post in the Phoenix community, where I was living at the time, and got positive comments.

I do think, however, it had something to do with a few people who "chose sides" when I ended a relationship.
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[identity profile] clutterbang.livejournal.com on November 1st, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hey there.. I got pointed your way from the naturalbirth community.. I am planning a freebirth and just looking for a little guidance in the ways of emergencies?
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