When sufferers arrive, the escorts use rainbow umbrellas to defend the women from picketers, who typically document the arrivals on their telephones.
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Parker was about to chew right into a buffalo wing when the information broke.
He paused in the kitchen of the Alabama Women’s Center, container of blue cheese between his fingers, as a headline appeared on a tv displaying CNN:
“GOP SOURCE: NO VOTE TONIGHT ON HEATH CARE BILL,” it stated.
Amusing shot from Parker’s lips like a beginning gun. “They don’t have the votes,” he stated, reveling in a uncommon second of victory.
Parker is aware of he would have it simpler if he practiced his career elsewhere — that he wouldn’t have to struggle battle after battle with legislators if he simply went up north.
But, working on the entrance strains of the abortion debate, difficult every new hurdle, is the place he feels he’s meant to be.
“I was not of the age of accountability during the civil rights movement. I was not born into slavery. I was not born during the labor rebellions of the ’20s,” Parker stated. “In 2017, I’m a women’s health provider. This is my time and this is my responsibility.”