A gathering of North Carolina pro-abortion activists are upset with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. They have been protesting outside the governor’s mansion in response to his signing a pro-life bill that could close down shoddy abortion clinics.
McCrory hasn’t been willing to meet with the rabid abortion activists, but he did stop by Tuesday afternoon with a plate of chocolate chip cookies. The gesture was so nice that the abortion activists were befuddled, made up a silly chant, and went home early.
The Charlotte Observer has more on what happened:
McCrory was flanked by four security guards as he came out of the mansion gates. Before stepping onto common ground with the protesters – he went as far as the middle of the street between his mansion and the vigil – McCrory pointed directly at Jamie Sohn, a Chapel Hill resident.
“I was like, ‘Me?’ and he nodded,” she said during an interview shortly after.
The security guards stopped incoming traffic. Sohn walked out into the street to meet McCrory.
Sohn said McCrory told her: “ ‘These are for you. God bless you, God bless you, God bless you.’ ” He handed her the plate of cookies, and waved as he walked away. She said she was too stunned to say anything back.
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No one knew if the cookies were homemade – the protesters didn’t sample any before returning them. They slipped them under the mansion’s gate, along with a note that read: “We want women’s health care, not cookies.”
Planned Parenthood supporters had planned for Tuesday’s vigil to last until 10 p.m., but they cut it short, ending around 2:30 p.m.