I'm back! And I have a lot to cover, so I'm going to get right to it.
First of all, an addendum to my Ottawa posts: it's been brought to my attention that I didn't talk a lot about the food I ate in Ottawa, so just going to mention here that I ate very well. Props especially to the Green Papaya, and Ahora. I would also like to mention that while I was in Toronto I ate pretty much exclusively on Bloor Street and everything there was delicious (and cheap!). So, you know, well done Ontario.
Okay. So I was back in action today (well, on reception) and it was very exciting. The protesters had their Saint John crew down for the first time in a while, so we got to see some of our old favourites again. Earpiece Charlie was there! He made the view outside my window very interesting. Yes, the protesters have taken up their old tactic of standing outside the windows in the hopes that the women inside will see their idiotic signs and steely gaze. Good job, Christian soldiers - I'm sure that's exactly what Jesus would have done. He was all about saving souls through glaring.
Father Grim was also out, and I believe I spotted the Holy Ghost. JF tells me he saw Crazy Legs, but they didn't let her out (so sad). Anyway, at least two patients came in visibly upset, so I guess the protesters accomplished what they set out to do (make women feel bad about their personal choices, that is). Hoorah.
In other news, I've been thinking about my blog in the weeks I've been away, and I would really like to redefine the purpose of it. Don't worry, I'll still be keeping you updated on the haps at the clinic, what the protesters are up to and so on, because I believe it's important that people know. However, since I am inside on reception most of the time I think the whole "escort" business should be only a part of what I blog about.
What I'm hoping to do is expand into other issues surrounding reproductive choice, repro rights, and access. Obviously it will be from a New Brunswick point of view because I live here, but I do want to address national as well as provincial issues. So I will probably be blogging more frequently, and perhaps it will be a little more interesting (that's the dream, anyway).
So to begin, I want to call your attention to the call out for progressive bloggers to speak out against the proposed Unborn Victims of Violence bill. My next post will address this - right now I'm going to take a breather. :)