The anti-choicers were out in force this week, bringing in lots of families and teenagers in addition to the usual white college students and monks. We asked the Latino teenagers if they get paid as much as the college students. They didn't answer. That's fucked up.
One man came with two kids and a set of fetus dolls. He came over to some of us and said that according the math of population growth, it's clear that the world started 6000 years ago. These people are such lunatics.
Two of the monks stood across the street for over an hour blessing the clinic. One monk held up the words to his prayer the whole time. How dumb do you have to be need to look at the words to Hail Mary after the 57,000th time saying it? The third monk was as aggressive as always. He yelled after a woman on her way to work who showed no signs of being pregnant to choose life even after she said she wasn't going to the clinic. He also stopped a very pregnant women with her husband and daughter who were going grocery shopping. The husband said that they were keeping this baby because he had a job and he could afford it, but that if she got pregnant again, they wouldn't keep it because they wouldn't have any way to support a third kid. The monk and some church ladies couldn't let this go. Apparently, they're out there to protect the un-conceived as well.
All the teenagers seemed totally disinterested in praying or talking to patients, so we spent some time trying to convince them it was ridiculous for them to be out there. We told them that they were allying themselves with murderers and people who oppose condom use. We told them that their allies were anti gay. One church lady yelled back at us that she's against lesbians because they can't get pregnant. We laughed in her face. One of the teenage girls got so bored, she put on her ipod and started salsa dancing. Need to pray and dance at the same time? There's an app for that!
We also got a visit from the hate zone man who rode by on his bike and called us all mother fuckers in front of all the kids and then ran away.
As always, they didn't "save" anyone. No merits and graces this time!