From March 1 — April 9, the Forty Days for «Life» campaign will be harassing patients outside of clinics. During this campaign, we tend to see a lot bigger crowds with a lot more emboldened anti-choice behavior. This is our time to step up and protect the clinics.
***We will be having an orientation to clinic defense at 8:30 and starting our defense at 9:00***
If you have never been to a clinic defense, please plan to come at 8:30. We will meet across the street from the clinic.
Their goal is to have at least one person outside the clinic every day, but weekends and days where surgical abortions take place are particularly popular. Saturdays at the Seattle E. Madison St clinic have a regular (monthly) crowd that is even larger during the 40 Days campaign.
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 30 min early for training on deescalation tactics.