"On the third-floor front balcony crying audibly"
Tearful woman turns down offers of help outside abortion center, San Diego Planned Parenthood starts videotaping pro-lifers
Planned Parenthood, First and Grape streets, San Diego, Saturday, March 14, 2009
Seems as if the appointment setters at Planned Parenthood have been encouraging clients to drive quickly into the parking lot and not hesitate.
I was still able to get leaflets into the hands of a few who hesitate as they enter and those who park on the street.
One woman who arrived by bus at the stop 100 yards south of the clinic around 8:30 a.m. was weeping constantly. Approached by counselor as she walked toward the clinic, she said through tears, "Sorry, but I have to."
Then, for a while, maybe because the clinic did not want her disturbing their waiting room, the woman was on the third-floor front balcony crying audibly.
At about 9:30 a.m., the woman walked slowly out of the clinic weeping and refusing offers of help.
Also around 9:30, a professional videographer unloaded his camera out of an SUV, conferred with the security guard, and began shooting the sidewalk counselor and the five to six Catholics kneeling on the sidewalk praying the rosary.
From snatches of conversation between the guard and the cameraman, it was clear that the idea was to catch the sidewalk counselor "blocking" incoming cars.
The irony was that, by the time the cameraman had arrived, the guard had put up a "Lot Full" sign in the driveway and no cars could enter the parking lot.
Neither the 30ish Dr. R. in his black Lexus (who came last week, March 7) nor the 50ish Dr. D. in his silver Audi (who came Feb. 28) showed up today.
A slightly heavy blonde woman in a light maroon SUV drove in around 8 a.m. (and apparently entered the back entrance). Talking to other veterans leads me to believe it was D.B., a long-term San Diego abortionist.