Skip to comments.Abortion foes attempt to sway women
Posted on 04/02/2007 7:02:07 PM PDT by Coleus
Janeen Daniels was on her way into a Chicago clinic for an abortion when a couple approached and suggested she had other options. She accompanied them to a "crisis pregnancy center," where she was given a referral for an ultrasound exam of her uterus and the promise of help if she decided to carry her pregnancy to term. "Once I saw the ultrasound pictures -- he was 10 weeks old, moving already -- I decided to keep him," said Daniels, 29. The child, Steven, is now 3, and Daniels can't imagine life without him. To her the pregnancy center was a godsend.
"If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have my baby now," said Daniels, a nursing assistant with five other children. The facility she visited is part of a burgeoning movement of pregnancy centers set up by abortion opponents to dissuade women from terminating pregnancies. The centers usually provide free pregnancy tests, counseling, referrals to social-service agencies and material aid such as diapers and baby clothes.
Although a few existed in the U.S. as far back as the 1970s, there are now more pregnancy centers than abortion providers, which have been decreasing in number for 15 years. Estimates of the number of crisis pregnancy centers nationwide range from 2,300 to 4,000, compared with about 1,800 facilities that perform abortions. To many people, crisis pregnancy centers, sometimes called pregnancy resource centers, provide a valuable service. President Bush is one of their supporters. Women such as Daniels praise the emotional and material support they received, saying they are grateful to have avoided an abortion.
Others agree that reducing abortions should be a public policy goal but criticize the centers for their tactics. Many of the facilities, they say, masquerade as full-service women's clinics and give out false information
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Pro-abortion folks don’t seem to want to allow women the information to make ‘choices’. Interesting, since they like to call themselves ‘pro-CHOICE’. It’s obvious that the only choice they want these women to make is the one to kill their babies.
THE GREAT DIVIDE
Family planning clinics that support a woman’s right to an abortion and crisis pregnancy centers describe abortion-related topics in very different ways, as evidenced through their publications.
Topic: The time between conception and birth
Family planning clinics say “The gestational period”
Crisis pregnancy centers say: “The first nine months of human life”
Topic: Emergency contraception
Family planning clinics say: “Birth control (pills) to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse”
Crisis pregnancy centers say: Pills that “could act to kill her preborn child — a living human being”
Topic: First-trimester abortion
Family planning clinics say: “A minor surgical procedure”
Crisis pregnancy centers say: “An act of direct killing that takes the life of a tiny human being”
Topic: The safety of first-trimester abortion
Family planning clinics say: “Much safer for women than giving birth”; complications are “rare”
Crisis pregnancy centers say: “... over 100 physical and psychological complications, including blood clots, punctured organs, infections, infertility and even death”
Source: Chicago Tribune reporting
So who is most truthful?