Sylvia and I did go to Planned Parenthood today for a couple of hours, but it was evident that no abortions were being done; we had gotten some confused information.
It was very much like a regular non-abortion day. The traffic was light; we had found that weekdays were much lighter than Saturdays, which is why we started focusing on Saturdays several years ago.
Sylvia saw five clients in front. She didn’t give out any brochures but was able to direct a young man seeking STI testing over to the pregnancy clinic, where it is available for free. The young man gave her a hug. She also had another interchange with an abortion worker, whom she spoke to on the way out and back in, advising her to contact abortionworker.com.
There were a number of workers and/or volunteers driving in (Sylvia saw a plate of food going in so they might have been having a party ot training or something), but only a few client cars. I was able to give out one set of brochures and speak to a young Hispanic couple. The woman was quite noticeably pregnant; too much so for an abortion at Sarasota PP (which I belive still only goes to 13 weeks). They came back out after about 15 minutes. Another yoiung woman stopped a moment but didin’t say anything and wouldn’t take the brochures.
John was there a short while, Rosemary walked around the block several times praying, and Gene Tischer paid a visit with a sign.