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This Veteran's New Mission Is at Alabama's What It’s Like at an Alabama 1 day ago   04:48

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‘I fought for the rights of all Americans, and that includes reproductive rights.’ — War veteran Travis Jackson's new mission is ensuring women’s safety and support at one of Alabama’s only abortion clinics.
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Army veteran Travis Jackson volunteers as an abortion clinic escort at one of the only three abortion clinics in Alabama.

“I am a war veteran and I fought for the rights of all Americans, and that includes reproductive rights,” he explained. “A man that disrespects women’s rights is a man who is insecure with themselves.”

Jackson has been a clinic volunteer for three and a half years and makes sure that women are able to visit the clinic and exercise their rights without any distractions from protesters. He said that a loved one, who is a sexual assault survivor, encouraged him to join.

Anti-choice protesters are often gathered just outside the clinic with posters conveying misinformation about abortion care.

“Sometimes they say some very grotesque things about women says that ‘you’re going to go to hell,’ telling them that ‘you don’t have the right that God has to say so,’ And it can be physical. Sometimes they’ll follow women to their cars and companions to their vehicles with their cameras facing towards them, because [anti-choice protesters do like to doxx the patient and put their business all over social media,” Jackson said.

Some clinics allow volunteers to apply online to become escorts — and Jackson encourages more males to get involved in women’s rights issues.

“We need more men on the battlefield for reproductive rights,” he said.

The new Alabama abortion law would effectively ban abortion in the state.

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Comments 363 Comments

Paul Dana
Women have been having abortions for thousands of years and will continue to have abortions whether we like it or not. Prior to the landmark Roe vs Wade decision in 1973 thousands of women died every year due to bleeding, infections, or punctured uterus's. But once they were given the legal right to abortions performed by highly trained medical professionals they finally got SAFE abortions. Now the bigoted pro-lifers want to FORCE women to have the same UNSAFE abortions that were killing them before Roe vs Wade. They feel a human embryo the size of a jelly bean is more important than the life of the mother. If they're using the bible as their excuse they need to learn their INVISIBLE "God" is just the leading character in Hebrew MYTHOLOGY and religions are nothing but money making scams as they beg their followers for 10% of their money EVERY SUNDAY until they drop dead from old age. And an average of 85% of their donation dollars go directly into the pockets of the church's
OWNERS as their untraceable tax exempt income.
Lynn Appleby
Wow, is he single? I'd scoop him up in an instant. A real man.
Phil Wood
Thank you for your service in protecting our rights at home
jmeaster1
I love this so much! Thank you so much Jackson for stepping up, stepping in, & continuing to serve love, respect, & kindness to your country, state, & community for those women/couples upon entering that clinic❤️
Zenyedia Jackson
Thank you. Wonderful man. ✊️🏾
Brandi Rose
Thank You SOO MUCH Sweetheart!!! I Wish there were More Real and True Men like You!!!
Liz Leary
Remind me again how many black babies are killed in these p!aces?
Don Francisco
Thank you for your service to our nation. You truly defend our rights
72marshflower15
Alabama: where I eat chicken eggs and am told I’m eating a whole chicken 🐔
Samuel Barnhouse
This ain't no hero. Heros are great people that stand up for what is right NOT what is wrong. Examples: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Andrew Carnegie, John D Rockefeller, Nikola Tesla, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, General Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
nichelle delaine-rust
He is not a hero... he is helping kill babies
josh flores
What if you were that baby and you know your going to die
josh flores
Here’s a quastion
Mark Gold
This guy is a F A G G O T
Rob Donaldson
Wow, a Veteran that is actually a Baby Killer. What a disgrace! You are a dishonor to America! You are not a man, but a coward.
Rob Donaldson
Yes yes yes. the aclu is falling for the trap. Sueing Alabama. haha. Roe vs Wade will be overturned sooner than we thought. Thank you aclu!!
Teamlor
this comment section is filled with child-murderers and pro-infanticide molesters, hopefully all of these people die a painful and gruesome death.
Syd Adnan
Read the comments below he’s a guy fighting for women and reproductive freedom which is rare to find
Syd Adnan
I live this guy kudos to you sir
Amina Ali
Are you saying that if a pregnant woman contracts HIV, she must abort?
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What It’s Like at an Alabama This Veteran's New Mission Is at Alabama's 1 day ago   06:58

The day after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed a bill that put her state on the path to banning almost all abortions, a 20-year-old woman from Tennessee walked into an abortion clinic with an ex-boyfriend and underwent the procedure.

“I'm a single mom of three kids,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous, after having an abortion. “I have nothing to offer this child. You know, like, I'm already spread thin. I have my other three to take care of.”

She was one of about 20 women who had the procedure that day at the Alabama Women’s Center. Because there, it was business as usual. The ban — which is certain to be challenged in court — won’t go into effect for several months. Meanwhile, abortion is still legal in the state.

Dalton Johnson co-founded the Alabama Women’s Center in 2001, and since then, the center has had to adapt and sue over multiple new laws and ordinances designed to shut its doors.

“It’s been one thing after another. You know, I kind of feel almost at home in the federal courthouse,” Johnson said. “It's been admitting privileges. It's been the zoning."

“The anti-choice group sued the City of Huntsville for issuing my business license, and so that was a whole battle that we had to fight and pay for out of pocket. And, of course, we prevailed in that one. The building codes,” she added. “And probably some more I just can't even think of.”

So for Johnson, the latest law isn’t much of a surprise. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t emotionally affecting the staff at the clinic, as they answered phones and cared for patients.

“As I was leaving the house this morning, I started to feel like these butterflies in my stomach. The fear was coming over me,” said Makeda Harris, the center’s receptionist. Most days, she’s the first face a patient would see at the clinic.

Outside the clinic, protesters line up every day holding signs and imploring the women who walk inside to choose life. Many of them are regulars, and the staff knows them by name. A mother and daughter prayed outside Thursday after one woman, shielded by the bright umbrellas of the escorts who volunteer in the parking lot, walked in.

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