Tonight after an exhausting weekend of carrying boxes up and down three flights of stairs, I made my way over to the New Abortion Caravan event here in Ottawa. Because I am currently semi-comatose my blog post will not be long or profound, but simply say Get Thee to Hear a CCBR presentation when you can, because they do good work. And you may feel conflicted over their use of graphic visuals, but their explanation for this is eloquent and thought-provoking.
What wasn’t eloquent or thought-provoking was walking out through a wall of protestors calling out “My body, my choice” in both official languages. I left early, too, and by myself, and they still kicked into high gear as they saw me coming. I smiled and waved. I do feel badly for these protestors, in a way, and it’s important to remember that those folks are not the target audience. They would be, if they would stop shouting for long enough to carry on a conversation, but until that point, I’ll leave them be.by