Skip to comments.Escorting at the Red River Women’s Clinic
Posted on 04/26/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by Morgana
North Dakotas 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 Womens 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 nations abortion rate has dropped, North Dakotas 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 doesnt 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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Maybe so...but remember,our Community Organizer-In-Chief,the senior senator from Chappaquidick and John Friggin Kerry were/are all Christians.
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.
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.
I wish a woman would walk into a Woman’s Clinic and ask for a checkup.
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.
Red River, indeed.
Red River, indeed.