But on Friday afternoon, the sidewalks outside the building were crowded with people showing their support for
About 100 people turned out for the protest, holding signs reading, "My body, my choice" and "Safe and legal." Other signs featured crossed out drawings of coat hangers, and one depicted a female reproductive system with the slogan "Don't tread on me."
The demonstrators said they showed up to support
"I knew there were people in the world who hated people like me and my family, I just didn't know there were that many," Peak said. "There's a lot of hate in the world, and I just don't understand."
"People with and without uteruses deserve to have care that isn't regulated by the beliefs of some church," Grey said. "There's meant to be a separation between church and state."
The man said his name is Jan, but he declined to give a last name. He said he stands in front of the clinic at least once a week in the hopes of persuading people not to have abortions, and does so in the name of
"We're trying to help point out to mothers and fathers that killing their child isn't the only option," Jan said. "If they feel that they can't support the child, there's always adoption."
Jan said that he remained outside of
While many of the
"I try to have compassion, but what they say is hurtful," she said. "For me, it's important to be respectful and compassionate. But that doesn't mean we have to be weak."
Some of the
"We just want to be seen," said
"I wanted to do something to make myself feel better because it's been a rough week,"
Clinton is likely to win the popular vote, while losing the
"I think a protest is a good idea; it was a way to vent for a lot of people," Ron said.
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