It has become very apparent with the recent Supreme Court decision to eliminate buffer zones that innovate thinking is required to find solutions to ensure the safety and peace of mind of women seeking health care at clinics that offer abortions. If you have a good idea, please share it here, more importantly, share it with the world. We need to at least have the conversation. The sooner we can effect change, the better.
My solution is a costly one, and difficult to implement in clinics that are already established. It should be given due consideration for areas of new construction, however. Instead of the “storefront” concept or business model, that relies on walk-in consumers, clinics should be built on private property with no direct public access and no signs indicating the purpose of the building. Appointments are made electronically, or via the phone, and patients are delivered to and from their appointments via dispatched transportation not unlike airport limo or taxi service. Vehicular traffic would be admitted by security personnel in a gated area with no sidewalk nearby. Protesters who trespass would then be subject to arrest for their criminal behavior and patients would have a harassment free experience during what is already a stressful time in their lives.
Got any ideas? I’d love to hear them.