Today a patient said something in response to the protesters and their signs that made me pause. In addition to saying, with tremendous sincerity, that she didn't like them being there, she said, "I would never protest at their church, never."
I've heard many people express frustration and disapproval of the protesters, but what she said was different.
I’ve never considered Planned Parenthood to be my “church,” but it does stand for very important rights and values that provide my being with hope, happiness, and faith.
I am Emily X.
I am Planned Parenthood.