Clinic Escort Training: March 11
NOW-NYC’s clinic escort volunteer corps is over 200 strong. Across the US, women’s health clinics are under siege by extreme anti-choice protesters. And it’s happening here in our backyard. Every Saturday, NOW-NYC members and volunteers help women and families to safely enter a health clinic in Jamaica, Queens. Volunteers provide a warm, welcoming presence in the face of anti-choice protesters who try to shame and intimidate women from entering the clinic.
On March 11, you can learn the ins and outs of clinic access laws and get on-the-ground training on how to be an effective clinic escort. The training will equip volunteers with the know-how needed to assist women’s health clinics in NYC with escorting women, countering anti-choice protesters, and observing whether current law is being followed. Presented by the Lead Volunteers of the NOW-NYC/CHOICES Clinic Escort Team. RSVP for the training here
At An Abortion Clinic: Protestors, Patients and Escorts – NY City Lens
6 Women on their Encounters with Abortion Clinic Protesters – Cosmopolitan