This is always a possibility when working with abortion access organizations. Please know that we are here to support you and know that we hope you contact us if this happens. We are experts at creating messaging or safety plans in the case of potential event protesting. One very important thing to remember is that the best course of action is non-engagement- they are really just looking for attention. If you do decide to respond or get questioned by folks who are honestly curious about why you are partnering with WHO/O it is important that you respond with compassion. We can help you come up with any official statement that can be used to respond in a compassionate and non-stigmatizing way.
Here are some simple statements to get you started:
Abortion is a deeply personal and sometimes complex decision for a woman to make. You can’t make that decision for someone else. Nobody knows their specific situation—we’re not in her shoes.
Here is a great list of snappy come-backs from our friends at URGE. It addresses the very typical arguments by anti-choice folks: