As you can see in the above photo, forced-birth activists in Huntsville, Alabama will have a new challenge in their bid for free parking at the former campus of Ed White Middle School, which is currently closed to be refurbished as a ‘magnet school.’
For months now, opponents of reproductive freedom have protested at the new location of the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives (AWCRA) across Sparkman Drive from the campus by walking or standing on the sidewalk with cameras, signs, and a bullhorn. They hate this new location because they can’t legally get between the patients and the front doors.
But their biggest problem was parking. Local businesses do not like it when their parking spaces are filled up by non-customers, whereas the city didn’t want the liability of protesters using their lot. First, Huntsville tried erecting an orange plastic net, but then clinic volunteers noticed the forced-birth activists moving it aside to use the lot on weekends.
Will a locked metal gate hold out against people this convinced of their own self-righteousness? Maybe not. In his ongoing efforts to shut the clinic down any way he can, Alabama Christian Coalition Executive Director James Henderson has already made his group’s neighborhood disruptions the primary justification to deny AWCRA a zoning variance. Now, he’s asking the state legislature to enact a retroactive ‘buffer zone’ between the clinic and the school, and he’s once again presenting his own group’s activities as the best reason to do so. It’s not hard to see his sycophants cutting off a lock to prove their ‘point.’
We will keep an eye on this story for you.