Outside a Clinic in Charlotte, 600 Protestors Claim Abortion Is ‘A Man’s Issue’
CHARLOTTE, N.C. ― On any given Saturday morning, Calla Hales is faced with hundreds of protesters outside the abortion clinic she runs. Members of various anti-abortion rights groups flock to A Preferred Women’s Health Center to preach, pray, and shame women who are trying to access their federally protected right to an abortion.
Patients are told that abortion is a violent act and that a woman’s sole purpose is to bear children. They are called selfish murderers; their husbands and boyfriends are called cowards.
The city of Charlotte has granted these groups sound permits, thus allowing them to set up their microphones and sound systems just off the property of the clinic. Through the doors of the health center, patients can hear the anti-abortion diatribes, almost all of which are given by white men.