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Escorting at the Red River Women’s Clinic
Concordian ^ | Amber Morgan

Posted on 04/26/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by Morgana

North Dakota’s abortion laws have been at the center of controversial debate recently, as three anti-abortion bills were signed into law by Gov. Jack Dalrymple in March, and a 2011 anti-abortion law is currently being challenged in the Cass County District Court.

In the face of this law making, some Concordia students and faculty are engaged in the dialogue by volunteering as escorts at the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, N.D., the only clinic in the state that provides abortions.

Junior sociology major Courtney Gasner-White and sociology Professor Natalie Peluso both volunteer as escorts to ensure patients and couples can safely enter the clinic.

“The duty of the escorts is, essentially, to act as a buffer between the (people) who are using the services of the clinic and the people who are protesting at the clinic,” Gasner-White said.

While the nation’s abortion rate has dropped, North Dakota’s abortion rate has remained stable, according to an article posted in The Forum on Nov. 28, 2012.

Students from Concordia College make up the vast majority of student escorts at the RRWC, said Tammi Kromenaker, director of the RRWC. She believes this is because of the service value the campus promotes.

“Concordia instills that sense of community involvement,” Kromenaker said.

Not all patients or couples prefer to be escorted. If they do prefer an escort, conversation between the escort and patient or couple is usually minimal, Gasner-White said.

Even if the patient or couple doesn’t acknowledge the escort, it is still important for escorts to be present, Peluso said.

“The added commotion can be overwhelming and intimidating,” Peluso said.

Before they are able to volunteer, escorts are required to read a manual that contains rules they must follow while acting as an escort, Kromenaker said.

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TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: abortion; college; concordia; deathscorts; northdakota; prolife
I thought Concordia College was a Christian college? Or am I wrong?
1 posted on 04/26/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by Morgana
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Hmmm...escort at a women's clinic.One can only imagine what these escorts tell the patients .Stuff like "of course you're doing the right thing.How can you possibly attend Unitarian/Universalist divinity school and take care of a baby at the same time? You need to take care of *yourself* first."
2 posted on 04/26/2013 4:00:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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I thought Concordia College was a Christian college? Or am I wrong?

Maybe so...but remember,our Community Organizer-In-Chief,the senior senator from Chappaquidick and John Friggin Kerry were/are all Christians.

3 posted on 04/26/2013 4:02:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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They have escorts here PP in Chicago it’s silly. They must do it to feel smug. Because the pro life demonstrators....there’s maybe 2 or 3 pretty much just pray. They don’t harass anyone.


4 posted on 04/26/2013 4:04:42 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Morgana

One would think so but I don’t believe any of it anymore.
My wife graduated from there. Also my godparents graduated from there 50 years ago. They are the most far left people you can imagine. They still come to the reunions to get together with the rest of their far left liberal friends.

Needless to say we never talk politics or religion. I think they didn’t learn much at the college.

It reaffirms what I have known for a long time, most all of these institutions are nothing but liberal indoctrination centers.


5 posted on 04/26/2013 4:33:19 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Morgana

I wish a woman would walk into a Woman’s Clinic and ask for a checkup.


6 posted on 04/26/2013 4:35:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Morgana
I thought Concordia College was a Christian college? Or am I wrong?

There are a number of Concordia Colleges throughout the country. The one being discussed in this article is in nearby-to-Fargo Moorhead, MN, and it is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which is the theologically and socially liberal version of Lutheranism. All other Lutheran synods stand with the Bible, the early church, and Luther himself in opposing abortion and supporting the protection of innocent human life from the moment of conception.

7 posted on 04/26/2013 4:45:37 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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Red River, indeed.


8 posted on 04/26/2013 4:49:10 PM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: informavoracious
Red River, indeed.

"The third angel emptied his bowl into the rivers and springs of water and they turned into blood." --Rev. 16:4


9 posted on 04/26/2013 5:01:41 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Morgana
some Concordia students and faculty are engaged in the dialogue

Pod-speak

spit

10 posted on 04/26/2013 5:37:55 PM PDT by tomkat (a nation of spoiled children being 'led' by the very ones who coddled their petulance)
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