On Tuesday, April 13th from 4:30 to 5:30pm, about twenty people attended an action organized by Feminist Students United, to oppose the existence, federal funding and false advertising of a local Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC), or Fake Abortion Clinic. This included UNC-Chapel Hill students from Feminist Students United, the Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Straight Alliance, VOX- Voices for Planned Parenthood and some people from Young Democrats.

We sat at a picnic table in front of the Chamber of Commerce to finish up some signs and a man came out and told us that the CPC people weren’t in today (who knows how he knew, bc they are in a different building) and that the police had been following our action on facebook. I guess that was his way of threatening us not to do anything.

Anyway, we stood at the big intersection of East Franklin and Estes and down West Estes toward the CPC holding signs that said:

FAKE ABORTION CLINIC ===>, Federally Funded Fake Clinic, Keep Abortion Legal (VOX brought these), HONK if you heart reproductive rights, Government control of women’s bodies is government control of human bodies

We chanted “Not the church! Not the state! Women must decide our fate!” and “Women’s rights are under attack! What do we do? Stand up! Fight back!”

The two people holding the four part FAKE ABORTION CLINIC ===> sign went all around the four way intersection ensuring that traffic going any direction saw the sign.

Hundreds of women young and old, men young and old, workers, couples, parents with their kids saw the signs and honked and raised fists in support. Aside from regular traffic, we got honks and good responses from bus drivers, postal workers and even an ambulance!

After an hour during traffic time, we wrapped up and folks caught the bus back to campus.

Overall we got a really positive response from passersby.

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