Skip to comments.Methodist Women’s Group Attacks Pregnancy Centers Offering Women Abortion Alternatives
Posted on 12/23/2016 12:19:48 PM PST by Morgana
Its interesting to see groups that describe themselves as pro-choice attack organizations that offer pregnant women choices that dont involve abortion.
Planned Parenthood and NARAL, two of the largest abortion advocacy groups in the United States, have a history of fighting pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women and their babies life-affirming choices and support.
But the latest group to launch a similar attack is a west coast United Methodist group.
The Western Methodist Justice Movement recently urged its members to put CPCs [Crisis Pregnancy Centers] on the defense by supporting a California law that forces pregnancy centers to promote abortion, according to Juicy Ecumenicism, a blog of The Institute on Religion & Democracy.
In its December newsletter, WMJM asked its members to attend a Los Angeles City Council hearing and tell the council to hold the pro-life organizations accountable to the onerous new law. WMJM is an unofficial caucus group of the United Methodist Church.
The law, backed by NARAL, took effect in December 2015, forcing more than 150 pro-life non-profits to choose between advertising free and low-cost abortions or facing fines of up to $1,000 per day if they fail to comply.
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The new law forces pregnancy clinics to inform women and girls that California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost abortions for eligible women. These faith-based medical centers also must tell their client to contact the county social services office to see if she qualifies for the free or cheap abortions.
California pregnancy centers are seeking relief through lawsuits, but none has come thus far. In December 2015, two judges refused to temporarily block the law from taking effect, LifeNews reported.
The upcoming Los Angeles City Council meeting on Jan. 23 will address enforcement of the law. The United Methodist group is encouraging people to attend. WMJM said it will have talking points available to people who want to speak up against the pregnancy centers which it describes as anti-choice.
The city needs to take the next steps by investigating these false advertising practices and holding CPCs accountable for lying to women, the group said in its December newsletter. This would be a groundbreaking effort to put CPCs on the defense and protect consumers from their devious approach.
Heres more from the institutes blog:
The WMJM accuses CPCs of a devious approach and hopes Los Angeles will take steps to hold CPCs accountable for lying to women, but the newsletter fails to outline exactly what they believe to be false advertising. However, NARAL Pro-Choice California State Director Amy Everitt alleges in a statement that CPCs target women seeking abortion care with false advertising that misleads women into thinking they are comprehensive womens health facilities.
As anyone actually familiar with the compassionate, life-saving work of CPCs can tell you, the non-profit pregnancy resource centers prioritize providing accurate information to women about their options during unexpected pregnancies and typically list out all the services offered, including referrals for medical aid. The Capitol Hill Crisis Pregnancy Center in Washington, DC, for example, offers services to women including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, confidential counseling, parenting classes, maternity and baby clothing and supplies, post-abortion peer support, Bible studies, and medical, legal, adoption, and housing referrals. All of these services are free of charge.
As an unofficial caucus group, the WMJM is not the church nor is it an official body within the UMC.
Nationally, the United Methodist Church has been moving in the opposite direction and breaking ties with abortion advocacy groups. In May, the UMC General Conference voted to withdraw its boards and agencies from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, an abortion advocacy group.
They love abortion because it affirms their hatred for men and human nature.
Newly promoted lesbian (”married”) Bishop Olivetti is somewhere in this
There are several orgs that use the Methodist church within their name in an effort to drag that denomination even lefter. The lines have been drawn within the UMC and a split is possible....maybe probable. The Orthodox Methodist Church and the Rainbow Methodist Church.
One interesting thing is that the Methodist church has a large part of the denomination in Africa....and the Africans have a large say in the path that the United Methodist Church takes. African Methodists are very Orthodox....Thank You Africa.
I think there are many individual Methodist parishes which do not go along with the stinking abortophilic “progressive” corruption. There’s one such good ‘un right here in Johnson City, TN.
Prayerful, good-hearted, love unborn babies, and their mothers, and the Lord.
I pray. I believe. I am in the trenches....
These people are simply evil with a capital “E.”
This was NOT my Granny’s Methodist church.
Excuse me, excuse me. . .those babies are God’s creation . . .you don’t mess with God. Someone please inform these loony west coast Methodist women. What have we become as a nation. . .a nation full of reprobates?
We have a Methodist Church in town and I was told that a portion of their monies goes to the World Council of Churches and it seemed that all Methodist Churches do that unless perhaps they are independent. Most in that particular congregation didn’t know there money was being directed to the WCC. A boss of mine’s Methodist Church that was a landmark in that part of the county had to buy back their own building because they wanted out of all the mandates. One of the heads of the Methodist church in the state told them that he would rather see it turn into a coon hunters barn rather than let them buy their own church back that they spent years building as well as renovating with their own money. In the end the church had to fold because of the financial hardship.
The UMC is officially pro-life
I believe this is a common tactic. It happens with Baptists too — westboro and that new outfit Carter and Clinton supported (American Baptist ?). Of course there is PCA and ECO vs PCUSA with the Presbyterians. Shame this can happen — often the folks using the name don’t really want to follow the beliefs of the namesake — deceptive, IMO.
Does the law force abortion clinics to inform women and girls that California has Crisis Pregnancy Centers that provide immediate FREE pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, pregnancy counseling, adoption information and assistance, parenting classes, post abortion counseling, baby clothes and equipment, etc, etc, NO qualifications necessary???
Hilliary is a United Methodist, right?