Once again, we stood at the curbside at 138 W. Market Street to help protect women entering the abortion clinic from harassment and verbal assault by protesters. This time there were ten of us who came as representatives of the Women’s Center at LPTS and we hope yet more will join us the following Saturday, when the support action will be followed by training for escorts at the Fourth Ave United Methodist Church on St. Catherine. This time the mood felt uglier and the tensions were higher than the previous Saturdays. There was a great deal of shouting and shoving. Police were evident in greater numbers. With our greater numbers from the Women’s Center and others, we could form a more solid hedge to let the women through. The leaders of the Escort effort called us “the Presbyterians,” and for once I could be proud of that name. It is surprisingly cold at the curbside; Market Street is close enough to the river to make it a few degrees colder than elsewhere in the city. This is going to be interesting once winter arrives. We will keep you posted as to our adventures.