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What a day this has been. Chris Slattery and I met with a legislative director for a Councilwoman, and then with a Councilwoman from another district.

They don’t care. And they are horrifically ill-informed.

We were asked by both people what was so wrong with being made to advertise at the door and in the waiting room that we don’t do abortions, nor do we provide contraceptives. I asked if the legislation would require the abortionists to post all of the side effects on their doors, and if they would require posting whether women were killed at a particular center? Well… you know the reaction.

Then we needed to address the calumny that we were endangering a woman’s right to choose. My rejoinder was clear and simple:

We are the ones who guarantee choice by providing an alternative to abortion. Choice requires more than one option, or else it isn’t a choice. Without more than one option, choice collapses into compulsion and coercion. I explained that we offer women services that many don’t even realize exist.

Blank stares.

Chris was splendid in telling them just how successful EMC has been. 38,000 women, when presented with legitimate options have chosen life over the 25 years that EMC has been serving women in need.

The words got in there. Pray for a germination of those seeds.

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