Tomorrow a group of religious fundamentalists will once again be intimidating and harassing women seeking to access the Fertility Control Clinic on Englehardt Street in Albury. We know that a small but determined counter-presence can really disrupt their activities.
When we are present, they are concerned that people are watching and listening to what they do. We know that when we aren’t there, the religious fundamentalists are even more offensive and threatening to women.
Can you make it to the clinic for an hour tomorrow? In particular we have a bit of a gap in our presence from 10.30am to 11.30am.
As many of you know, two weeks back we were approached by Albury Police, who requested we participate in a mediation session on the issue of “activites and incidents surrounding the Albury Fertility Control Clinic”.
We met last Wednesday to discuss the Police request, adopt a negotiating position, and appoint delegates to participate in the process. I’ve since recieved a letter from Albury Police informing me that the mediation session will be held on the 31st of August.
More updates when I recieve them.
Hope to see some or all of you tomorrow.