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New York Pregnancy Center's Mobile RV Continues to Help Women Avoid Abortion
Life News ^ | 10/25/07 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/25/2007 4:38:40 PM PDT by wagglebee


New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- A New York chain of crisis pregnancy centers continues to provide positive alternatives to women considering abortions in the Big Apple. The center has employed a unique idea by using a converted motorhome with a portable ultrasound unit to assist women with unplanned pregnancies.

LifeNews.com reported in February about Expectant Mother Care's mobile unit and its plans to park the motorhome at major abortion facilities six days a week to give women other options apart from abortion.

EMC founder and president Chris Slattery told LifeNews.com at the time that the idea marked "a dramatic new chapter in the pro-life movement's efforts to reach out in compassion to women" and he says the mobile unit continues to help women.

Slattery gave an update on the outreach to CBN News.

"We go out to the toughest neighborhoods in the South Bronx and the most international area of Queens where there's a huge pocket of abortion clinics along a strip we call it 'Abortion Row,'" he said.

On four days out of the week, Slattery and his ultrasound technician and bilingual counselor head to an abortion center in the Bronx. They offer free ultrasounds and helpful counseling for women in a variety of situations.

"We're probably intervening with a dozen women a week who we get to take an ultrasound, talk with the counselor in either English or Spanish," he told CBN.

Slattery said the mobile pregnancy center is seeing a high percentage of success.

"We are successful probably eight out of 10 times. We're successful in turning the mother around if we can get her in to talk with us," he explained.

Julie Beyel works with the RV and tries to get women headed to the abortion business to talk with her staff instead, she told CBN News.

"What I do is I basically look…to see if women may be getting dropped off in a cab and I approach that woman to let them know we offer free help for pregnant women," she explained.

Slattery indicated that the abortion center can't do much about their presence.

"There's nothing they can do except the cursing they throw at us and occasional harassment of us. We're pretty much free to do what we want on this public sidewalk," he said.

He said pregnancy centers across the country have visited with him about the mobile center with the idea of duplicating the concept in their communities. He said pro-life advocates as far away as New Zealand have contacted him.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; chrisslattery; cpc; crisispregnancy; moralabsolutes; pregnancycenters; prolife; ultrasounds
"We are successful probably eight out of 10 times. We're successful in turning the mother around if we can get her in to talk with us," he explained.

Hey Rooty Toot, THESE are the people reducing the abortion rate in New York NOT YOU.

1 posted on 10/25/2007 4:38:42 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 10/25/2007 4:39:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 10/25/2007 4:39:36 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

This is a great program that Chris Slattery has.It is wonderful to see modern science benefit the pro-life movement.It is so great to save one human life and these people save so many more.The Lord certainly shines on these good people!


4 posted on 10/25/2007 4:52:03 PM PDT by ardara
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Reopening Of Abortion Clinic Draws Protests (First "Save" by Mobile Ulrasound after Mill Reopens)

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Abortion foes plan to go high-tech outside Englewood clinic


5 posted on 10/25/2007 4:56:13 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-gay rights, Giuliani said. He was then asked whether he supports a ban on what critics call partial-birth abortions. “No, I have not supported that, and I don’t see my position on that changing,” he responded. Source: CNN.com, “Inside Politics” Dec 2, 1999 http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Rudy_Giuliani_Abortion.htm

ANDERSON COOPER 360 DEGREES (November 14, 2006)

RUDY GIULIANI (R), FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY: I'm pro- choice. I'm pro-gay rights.

KING: Giuliani supports a woman's right to an abortion, and back in 1999, he opposed a federal ban on late-term abortions.

GIULIANI: No, I have not supported that, and I don't see my position on that changing.

KING: Immigration could be another presidential landmine. Back in 1996, Mayor Giuliani went to federal court to challenge new federal laws requiring the city to inform the federal government about illegal immigrants.

JEFFREY: He took the side of illegal immigrants in New York City against the Republican Congress.

KING: Giuliani opposes same-sex marriage but as mayor, he supported civil unions and extending health and other benefits to gay couples. He also supported the assault weapons ban and other gun control measures opposed by the National Rifle Association.

GIULIANI: I'm in favor of gun control. I'm pro-choice.

Republican Big-Wigs Support Pro-Abortion Event in NY

Pro-abortion Governor George Pataki and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also supports unrestricted abortion, are co-chairs of the 2000 Choice Award Presentation to be held on May 30 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The event is sponsored by the Republican Pro-Choice Coalition, a group that is campaigning for the removal of the pro-life plank from the Republican National Platform.


http://www.nationalreview.com/murdock/murdock200503010743.asp


6 posted on 10/25/2007 7:25:30 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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There is a woman who works for one of the clinics who comes out and laughs at inappropriate moments. She is young and could find a better way of earning a living. Another abortion mill has a creepy looking guy handing out cards which say in Spanish, “abortos a precios mas bajos” - abortions at lowest prices. Just like at a nail salon!


7 posted on 10/26/2007 6:10:30 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: wagglebee

Abortions declined IN SPITE OF RUDY not because of him.


8 posted on 10/26/2007 6:11:01 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: juliej

What Rooty Toot NEVER wants to admit is that abortions fell nationwide during the 1990 at a rate of about 20%, which is much higher than the decline of 17% that Rooty claims for NYC.

Rooty’s claims of increasing adoptions are also hollow. The adoption rate has been going up dramatically for the past fifteen years or so. However, this is because it has gotten a lot easier to adopt babies from China and Eastern Europe. Rooty had nothing to do with this. The reality is that for all intents and purposes there aren’t any “unwanted” babies born in the United States — parents even want their babies or they are aborted.


9 posted on 10/26/2007 6:27:04 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

We must stop Rudy from getting the GOP line. He is self destructing already.


10 posted on 10/26/2007 7:13:33 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: wagglebee; Tabi Katz; Raquel; Coleus

Please note: the 700 club will today be highlighting EMC, Chris Slattery its director and the 40 days for life program. A pro life ping!


11 posted on 10/26/2007 10:01:22 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: narses

Rudy and Donna? Good grief!


12 posted on 10/26/2007 11:57:32 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: Coleus; wagglebee; Raquel; Tabi Katz; AliVeritas; ELS; 1stFreedom
Jean Head said last night that if there were a window into the womb, that would be the end of abortion. This is as close as we are right now, and it's working.

National Right to Life will be deciding very soon which candidate to support. This is good, as it will keep the pro-life vote from being split several ways if we stick together.

13 posted on 10/26/2007 2:42:52 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: wagglebee

“I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-gay rights, Giuliani said. “

Irredeemable. He must be expelled from the Republican Party.


14 posted on 10/26/2007 4:16:35 PM PDT by dsc (There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men. Edmund Burke)
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To: juliej

thanks for the heads up, i will tape the 11 pm show


15 posted on 10/26/2007 6:48:24 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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A New Weapon in Fight for the Unborn  click the link to see the video
By Charlene Israel
CBN News
October 26, 2007

CBNNews.com - The battle over abortion has been going on for more than 35 years. Now there's a new weapon in the pro-life movement to save the lives of the unborn.

Taking It to the Streets

A 32-foot-long, brightly colored mobile home dodged in and out of traffic and made its way down the narrow streets of New York. It's a sight you don't see every day.  But this isn't just any old RV. This one has a portable ultrasound unit onboard - and its mission is to save unborn babies.

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It's called 'Operation Frontline' and it's a pro-life mobile ultrasound clinic - the first of its kind in New York. Veteran pro-life activist Chris Slattery heads the operation. CBN News recently went for a ride in the life-saving vehicle. "We go out to the toughest neighborhoods in the South Bronx and the most international area of Queens where there's a huge pocket of abortion clinics along a strip we call it 'Abortion Row.'"

Four days a week Slattery, along with his full time ultrasound technician and bi-lingual crisis pregnancy counselor, pull up to an abortion clinic in Bronx, New York. They offer free ultrasounds and friendly compassionate crisis counseling to all pregnant women who are on their way to have an abortion. "We're probably intervening with a dozen women a week who we get to take an ultrasound, talk with the counselor in either English or Spanish. We are successful probably eight out of 10 times. We're successful in turning the mother around if we can get her in to talk with us," he said.

'Operation Frontline' also reaches out to pregnant women who plan to keep their babies.  Julie Beyel works with Slattery as a sidewalk counselor. "What I do is I basically look…to see if women may be getting dropped off in a cab and I approach that woman to let them know we offer free help for pregnant women." She says she explains to the woman that an abortion clinic does not really help women. She explains that instead "it leaves women with negative feelings - maybe feelings of guilt."

Time for a Baby Shower

Ultrasound technician Wadiya Penzellna says the results are amazing and rewarding. She says that some of the women who decide to keep their babies will return with pictures of their infants. "I have pictures. We speak a lot, go to baby showers. It's been nice," she said. So what's the response from the abortion clinic?

Slattery says, "There's nothing they can do except the cursing they throw at us and occasional harassment of us. We're pretty much free to do what we want on this public sidewalk." He says the idea for a mobile pro-life center is catching on. We're finding people are coming here to visit us to see how we're doing this from around the country," he said. "We've even had inquiries from New Zealand about opening up a mobile clinic like this."

But despite the positive results, Slattery says he has one regret. He said, "I just wish we had thought of this many years ago. We're going go full whole hog with this now and save as many lives with this tactic as we can."


16 posted on 10/26/2007 6:56:18 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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17 posted on 10/26/2007 7:25:10 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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Because of the 40 Days for Life, the Planned Parenthood in Salem closed down for a couple of days. The four girls who came then went to St. Germaine’s pregnancy center.

Keep praying. Let’s shut down some more Planned Parenthoods.


18 posted on 10/26/2007 8:07:17 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee

“Hey Rooty Toot, THESE are the people reducing the abortion rate in New York NOT YOU.”

Who does he think he’s kidding??

Well, maybe some (sigh).


19 posted on 10/26/2007 9:46:21 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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Speaking of pregnancy crisis centers I can remember in 2002, when Jerry Cronin ran for governor for the NYS Right-to-Life Party, he said while guesting on a radio show that A.G. Eliot Spitzer (now NYS governor) tried to close down a pregnancy crisis center that Cronin ran, claiming that it was misleading women, even though the center’s phone number included BABY in the phone number, and other things that showed that the center was to help women choose life.

A pro-life attorney helped Jerry Cronin for free, so the center he ran was saved.

Just an aside to show what bad news Gov. Spitzer is.


20 posted on 10/26/2007 9:51:10 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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Rudy must be stopped at the primary level. Don’t forget: according to a Republican pollster, Bill Clinton wanted to sign the bill to ban partial birth abortion - it was Hillary who stopped him. She is beyond “pro choice” - she is avidly pro abortion as the only option.


21 posted on 10/28/2007 6:57:53 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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I voted for Cronin when he ran for governor on the RTL line. No way I was voting for Pataki or the Demo.


22 posted on 10/28/2007 6:59:01 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: juliej
Another abortion mill has a creepy looking guy handing out cards
which say in Spanish, “abortos a precios mas bajos” - abortions
at lowest prices.


I remember hearing an interview with an ex-abortion mill operator.
She said "you don't have money? don't expect to get an abortion
until you hand over the money!".
23 posted on 10/28/2007 7:04:48 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

I have been told that these two mills on Roosevelt Avenue operate on a cash only basis.


24 posted on 10/28/2007 7:08:55 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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The one thing that the poll driven Clintons have never compromised on - never - is abortion despite polls showing that 80% of the public favored the ban on partial birth abortion. Very interesting . . .


25 posted on 10/28/2007 8:13:50 AM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: juliej

“I voted for Cronin when he ran for governor on the RTL line.”

Me too, and I even talked with him on a talk show where he was a guest.


26 posted on 10/28/2007 10:36:57 AM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: juliej

“The one thing that the poll driven Clintons have never compromised on - never - is abortion despite polls showing that 80% of the public favored the ban on partial birth abortion”

Great point. These people are evil.


27 posted on 10/28/2007 10:37:59 AM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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When people vote, I hope they remember what Hillary is capable of doing: she can talk about “abortion being a tragedy” but will do everything possible to promote it as the ONLY option.


28 posted on 10/28/2007 1:14:02 PM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: Salvation

In New York City it has not been easy but we have made some progress and taken business away from the mills. Woe to the politicos, especially our cowardly governor Spitzer, who thinks that everybody loves abortion as much as he does.


29 posted on 10/28/2007 1:50:06 PM PDT by juliej (Vote GOP!)
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To: wagglebee
The reality is that for all intents and purposes there aren’t any “unwanted” babies born in the United States — parents even want their babies or they are aborted.

In fact, there are no unwanted babies conceived in this country. I once saw a pro-life sign that said, "Every baby is wanted by somebody", and the millions of couples waiting to adopt a newborn would certainly agree. Even babies with severe disabilities (the few that aren't eliminated in the womb) are adopted quickly once placed. The "unwanted" children we're always hearing about tend to be older children languishing in foster care, whose birth mothers - often drug addicts - won't relinquish them for adoption. Certainly this is tragic, but people who think more abortions would reduce these instances are fooling themselves.

30 posted on 10/29/2007 10:29:01 AM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: wagglebee
Pray for an end to abortion and the conversion of America to a mindset of life!

31 posted on 10/29/2007 5:50:36 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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