The past week in Halifax saw some abortion protesters showing up in various metro locations with graphic images of fetuses.
A counter-action, organized by Your Choice Halifax, didn’t involve a confrontation and actually didn’t involve the abortion protesters at all. It was perfect and the message was to simply show love.
We can make signs too.
Draw a heart. Draw it on a sheet of paper, draw it on a post it note. Write “Pro Love” in it if you support access to information that is unashamed & unafraid.
Hold it up in your neighbourhood wherever you live. Come join us at a secret location to be announced Wednesday night. Put it in your car window. Draw it on your hand.
No one gets to scare you.
No one gets to shame you.
No one gets to make you feel unsafe.
Their problems should not make problems for you.
You are a person who has rights.
You are a person who has a right to be treated with respect.
You are a person who has a right to be safe.
You are a person who is loved.
We don’t always see each other but we have each other’s backs. Our club doesn’t have a password, there is no secret sign, we don’t know we’re in it, but we are together.
We respect whatever choice each of us have made, whatever choice we might make.
We want us all to have access to safe healthcare and good information.
We want this no matter what our pasts say.
We care about each other before something happens, after something happens, and if nothing happens.
We are people who respect each other. We are people who won’t let them yell at us. We won’t let them glare at us. We won’t let them be the shadow in our lives. We are people who won’t let them make you feel like anything less than the extraordinary person that you are. The extraordinary people we are. The strength we have when we realize we have each other’s backs.
Because you are a person who is respected, who is safe, who is loved.
Because we are people who are respected, who are safe, who are loved.[/su_note]