... I've been getting these emails from the Pgh Planned Parenthood from when I used to volunteer.
Apparently, the Pittsburgh Crazy Pants All-Stars have gone bugfuck nuts*. The volunteer coordinator is afraid that this Saturday is going to get out of hand and she only has three escorts signed up.
Please if you can, go down there and help. Please.
Please volunteer, even if it's just for this one week.
You can volunteer by calling PP (You'll be talking to Jodi, who's the volunteer coordinator). 412.434.8957 ext. 123
*Okay, the Crazy Pants All-Stars have always been bugfuck nuts. However, PPWPA managed to pass a bill giving a 15 foot buffer zone and 100 foot zone where the protestors have to step back if they ask them to all around the clinic. They managed to do this right under the noses of the CPA-S (NEENER NEENER, FUCKERS) and the CPA-S are NOT happy about it.
Unfortunately, I have a baby shower this Saturday, which kinda rules me out from helping. But I said I'd do what I could, and, for now, that appears to be attempting to recruit other clinic defenders by way of my friends list.
I spent a good ten years doing clinic defense. It was always a mostly fun time filled with chatting with other righteous pro-choice folks, drinking lots of coffee and smoking way too many cigarettes. I can't recommend it highly enough.