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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Surfing around researching, I happened upon a member of "American Collegians for Life" (now known as "Students For Life of America") making some wonderfully calm and eloquently reasoned comments on an I'm Not Sorry post. I went looking for his profile and then his blog: Shish's Corner.

Imagine my surprise to see a thumbnail of this photo on the main page.

That's me in the glasses and ponytail to the right, facing away, gripping the barricade rail for support, talking to the marchers who were on the other side.

I remember the PLAGAL fellow holding the handmade poster. He was such a great guy! So supportive, so sweet. And so indignant about all the pro-abortion sentiment that day on the other side of the barricade. All the ACL folks that day were incredible, wonderful, and without them I don't think I'd have made it through the day. I'm not being melodramatic; for those who don't know, I was still suffering the effects of advanced Lyme disease at that time. I hadn't stood for more than 15 minutes at a time for months, never mind close to six hours.

I think the girl I was talking to was the one who'd run up to me and breathlessly asked "Why exactly do you regret your abortion? Or did you really have an abortion at all!?"

The whole gallery of photos from that day is incredible. Here's the one of Georgette Forney of Silent No More and me (I'm on the left). That was at the start of our day, before the marchers started. This one, of the sidewalk being lined with respectful, silent sign-holders, is excellent. That sidewalk was as long as the eye could see, lined with college kids.

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