NAF Staff in the Field: Protecting our Members in Alabama
Tuesday morning about 20 OSA demonstrators gathered at Planned Parenthood and about 25 more at the New Woman All Women’s clinic, while a group of about 120 traveled to Tuscaloosa to protest at the clinic there. I spent my day monitoring the situation and assisting clinic staff in Tuscaloosa. The group there included numerous children and teenagers. The protesters trespassed onto clinic property, placed fliers containing the doctor’s name and photograph on cars in the clinic parking lot and those of the surrounding buildings, and harassed and grabbed patients entering the clinic.
In addition, two protesters went into the clinic waiting room pretending to be patients, and passed out additional flyers. The protesters were eventually moved to the public sidewalk where they continued their demonstration for about two to three hours, despite not having a required permit.