Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your support for an activist’s Peaceful Presence vigil at a health clinic ensures that women and gir

Stage A Vigil

Clinic support

    $75.00

Problem

Your contribution will facilitate a religious, pro-choice activist’s peaceful support for those entering clinics for reproductive health services, including abortion. A Peaceful Presence demonstration ensures that there is a calm and supportive presence at clinics, which have often been the scene of violence and anti-choice extremists’ aggressive attempts to intimidate women seeking reproductive health services. Your contribution will support the training of one peaceful activist.

The Gift

Your support for an activist’s Peaceful Presence vigil at a health clinic ensures that women and girls seeking reproductive health services, including abortion, have supporters on their side during anti-choice rallies or demonstrations outside a clinic. Our Peaceful Presence training teaches religious, pro-choice activists to support patients and clinic staff who may be under tremendous pressure, educate those seeking reproductive health services about religious support and model peaceful behavior for both pro-choice and anti-choice demonstrators. Our Peaceful Presence demonstrations are not intended to change the minds of anti-choice demonstrators. This intense training — based on principles of non-violence and non-confrontation — prepares activists for aggressive harassment (yelling or close physical contact) and soft harassment (attacking the pro-choice position) as well as organizing and safety advice for the peaceful demonstration. Your contribution will support the training of one religious, pro-choice activist at a clinic.