Women’s Clinics Seek Greater Protection (City Limits Weekly)

One of my first published articles was about legal battles over anti-abortion protests outside women’s clinics. (If you’re expecting a hotlink here, you severely underestimate how old I am.) Nearly 20 years later, not a whole lot has changed:

The scene outside the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Brooklyn was much the same as every Saturday morning outside the Sunset Park facility that performs abortions. A woman in a blue baseball cap, with a rosary strung around her neck, approached any young woman happening by with a “Would you like some information, ma’am?” and handed out a leaflet promising “Pregnant?…Worried? We’ll Help!” Nearby, two of her associates prayed silently, surrounded by placards of dismembered fetuses and a larged framed poster of Jesus… [read more]