Wesleyan Clinic Escorts is a group that trains and organizes Wesleyan students to escort patients into a heavily-protested women’s clinic in Bridgeport, CT. Clinic Escorts seeks to provide a respectful and supportive space for women making reproductive health decisions. Clinic Escorting is less a political statement than a functional means of supporting a woman’s right to self-determination and autonomy.
Please come to a mandatory training if you want to participate in clinic escorts this semester! You must attend one meeting to sign up to participate whether or not you have been an escort before.
If you are unable to make one of these meetings or have questions, please e-mail Hillary at hbiggs(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, Chantal at cfergusen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or Emily at esteck(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Hope to see you all there!
Date: Sept. 20, 21, 22
Time: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 12:00 PM respectively
Place: Fisk 413
Image from Middletown Eye
For those wondering about the cops, tape, and media film crew by the track field, the Hartford Courant reports:
A Wesleyan University student was found in a field near Cross Street this morning suffering from burns to 100 percent of her body, authorities said.
The burns were self-inflicted, a Life Star dispatcher said. The student was airlifted to Hartford Hospital and is now being transferred to a hospital in Bridgeport, a Life Star dispatcher said.
Local authorities are investigating the incident. The student’s family has been notified.
Update from the Middletown Press:
A Wesleyan University student is now in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital after she was found severely burned in an athletic field. [. . .] It is believed that the burns were self-inflicted, as there is no indication otherwise. However, this has not been confirmed as a suicide attempt.
UPDATE from CT Now [updated by Syed]: They’re saying that the parents have been notified that she most likely will not make it.