Editors’ Note: Today’s guest post comes to us from Miranda Pennington, a clinic escort from New York City who is in her first year of a Creative Nonfiction MFA at Columbia University. You can follow Miranda on Twitter, and check out her blog.
Saturday Morning, 26 Bleecker Street
What could they have said to her?
What could convince a young, pregnant Latina woman walking up to the doors of Planned Parenthood for a scheduled abortion to change her mind, to walk away with two bikers and the novice nun they pulled away from the rosary procession hailing Mary around the corner?
Was it a persuasive promise of affordable counseling, prenatal care, parenting classes, postpartum checkups, and birth control?
No, wait, that’s what Planned Parenthood offers. [Read more...]