‘My mother, my mother!’: A casual encounter with NYC’s Mayor.

It was a bright sunny Friday morning when we started out on our walking tour with a group of college students from Long Island.

As we waited to cross the street from the west side of Park Row to the east, Rita –Founder & Editor in Chief of Women’s eNews as well as an Opening the Way guide — noticed someone else on the corner.

Rita Henley Jensen and Bill de Blasio on Park Row, Friday Oct 23, 2015.

Rita Henley Jensen and Bill de Blasio on Park Row, Friday Oct 23, 2015.

New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, only a block from City Hall, was casually blending in to the city’s pedestrian traffic.

With our Opening the Way tour guide in her hand, Rita approached de Blasio and said, “Bill, here’s something I want to hand you. This is what we are doing here.”

Glancing at the cover, he opened it and noticed the page dedicated to the founder of Planned Parenthood. We caught his attention. Mayor de Blasio pointed to the page and said with excitement: “Margaret Sanger. Margaret Sanger! My mother, my mother, went to her clinic. Keep up the fight.”

Fitting words considering the current war on women’s reproductive health by American politicians…

Thanks, Bill! We plan to!