I’ve been thinking about fear lately. People who offer any kind of abortion care do that ~ we contemplate the danger, weigh the risk, and decide how willing we are to continue providing care based on our personal logarithm for safety.
The shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado shifts the balance. The vandalism at EMW clinic here in Louisville shifts it a bit more. We all have to recalculate. Some of us do it quickly, others may struggle. But we haven’t lost escorts – in fact, many new people are volunteering. Clearly, we won’t be scared off.
So I’ve been thinking about fear, and talking about it with other people who provide abortion care. As a therapist, I believe that when we are anxious or afraid, we are usually overestimating the risk of the danger and underestimating our ability to deal with it. I ponder how that applies.
I know there are different…
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