Seattle, WA 98122
There is a group that protests the Madison St. location of Planned Parenthood once a month, harassing patients and contributing to the stigma of those just trying to get healthcare. When we show up as clinic defenders, with supportive smiles for patients and workers, we see a decrease in the amount of yelling and direct confrontation that happens. Our goal is to take back the political space that they have staked out and let them know that their behavior is unacceptable.
***We will be having an orientation to clinic defense at 8:45 and starting our defense at 9:00***
If you have never been to a clinic defense, please plan to come at 8:45. We will meet across the street from the clinic. (Sometimes people cluster on the side of the street that the clinic is on– generally look for pink items of clothing and pro-choice signs)
Please note: this Planned Parenthood will be open during this defense, so our tactics in blocking the anti-choicers will be centered on ensuring that we are creating a supportive presence for patients. We ask that if you have not done a clinic defense before, please arrive 15 min early for training on deescalation tactics.
We are hoping to have an organizing meeting directly after the action, but are still finalizing locations. More details will be added when available.