You can find this post published at This Week in Blackness. If you aren’t familiar with TWiB, go there. Now. Well, after you’re done here. They have excellent bloggers — like the fantastic Imani Gandy, aka the Angry Black Lady, who posted this piece — and enough original radio/podcasts to keep you busy for approximately forever.
“Women have DIED in there!”
“Abortion is genocide!”
“Jesus doesn’t want you to kill your baby!”
“It’s not too late – we can help you!”
We tune them out, preferring to pretend they’re invisible. It’s understandable; they’re always there. In “big cities,” in rural towns. For us, they are a kind of constant din providing background noise to the work we do everyday. Their signs are ridiculous, their taunts complete lies. Our ability to ignore them makes the work we do possible. We shrug them off because to us they can’t matter.
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