Clinic's move is resisted
Neighbors cite abortion protests
By James O'Brien
Globe Correspondent / May 14, 2009
A Brookline medical facility that provides abortions is facing opposition to its proposed relocation across town to Harvard Street, with a number of neighbors saying they are not opposed to the procedure, but rather to the abortion protesters already demonstrating on their sidewalks.
Marie Sturgis, executive director of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, an antiabortion group, said in an interview she did not keep track of whether any of her members were among the protesters, but said of the events, "The point is education, to let those neighbors know what will go on there. You've heard about not liking the messenger. But the message is valid."
Even the demonstrators with a graphic sign "or dressed as the Grim Reaper do have a message," said Sturgis. "What is this new entity, this new clinic going to do? They're going to kill children."