The Planned Parenthood in Portland, Oregon, like most Planned Parenthood clinics across the country, is no stranger to having anti-choice protesters outside their doors. Since the duped “Planned Parenthood” videos have been shared across the internet convincing people that the women’s health organization is selling fetal body parts — many cross-carrying, dead fetus picket sign flinging protesters have taken to the streets to shame women seeking healthcare at Planned Parenthood clinics. The vast majority who seek services that go far beyond abortive care.
So, when Mary Numair saw protesters walking down the street by her place of business carrying signs that read “Abortion Kills Children,” she decided she simply had enough. So, she made her own sign and took to the streets with her own chant. She told Slate:
I said, ‘Fuck this shit,’ went back inside, and started making my sign.
Hey I just single handedly broke up a planned parenthood protest by chanting the words "yeast infections" pic.twitter.com/SKvnIi30TB
— Mary (@MaryNumair) October 25, 2015
Numair then chanted, “Yeast Infections!” with cheerleader high kicks in front of the health clinic.
“I don’t know why I started chanting ‘Yeast infections!’ but it just came out. I have this cold, so it was just this obnoxious squeak, cheerleader-like. And I started doing high kicks, which I don’t normally do, in my skinny jeans,” Slate reported.
At first, the religious group prayed for Numair, which shockingly enough does little for yeast infections, but she said as her chanting got louder, the group stopped praying for her.
Numair’s experience with Planned Parenthood is personal. She speaks of the organization with great respect, as she says they were who she was able to turn to as a young woman in need of healthcare.
“They’re also the ones who so graciously informed me, after I freaked out after losing my virginity, that I had a latex allergy and there was no reason to panic,” she said. “They do so much beyond abortions. I’m very much pro-choice, but if you want to take it beyond pro-choice and pro-life, there are … all these other things that are uncomfortable to talk about and [get treated if] you don’t want to wait two weeks to see your primary doctor or you don’t have health insurance.”
She told BuzzFeed:
The protesters kept moving their children away from my yeasty cries, so I kept moving closer.
Eventually, the anti-women’s healthcare protestors gave up their shaming exercise for the day and scurried home.
— Mary (@MaryNumair) October 26, 2015
Bravo to Mary Numair! She knows the important service provided by Planned Parenthood and stood up for an organization that helped her as a young woman.
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