According to pro-choicers, only abortion means “help”

Sorry blogging has been light lately, but the computer has been on the fritz since I got to Florida on Saturday.

Well, it looks like all those nice pregnancy centres like Aid to Women are just a big bunch of liars who don’t really help women.  This is according to some U.S. senators who want the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to prohibit crisis pregnancy centres from saying they “help” women. Here is a bit of the article from The New American:

According to, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) have reintroduced a bill (first introduced in 2007) that would require the Federal Trade Commission to “promulgate rules to prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice, any person from advertising with the intent to deceptively create the impression that such person is a provider of abortion services if such person does not provide abortion services.”

Crisis pregnancy centers often advertise with billboards bearing the words “Pregnant? Need help?” To the untrained eye such ads simply appear to be offering some sort of unspecified assistance to pregnant women who are unsure about having a baby. To the eagle eyes of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, and other militant abortion supporters, however, this is false advertising because the best way, in their opinion, to help a pregnant woman is to kill her baby.

NARAL’s website, for example, says that crisis pregnancy centers “often mislead women into believing that they provide a full range of reproductive-health services. They do so by using questionable advertising tactics and providing dishonest or evasive answers when women call to inquire about their services.”

Planned Parenthood echoes these sentiments, telling visitors to its website that crisis pregnancy centers “are fake clinics run by people who are anti-abortion. They often don’t give women all their options. They have a history of scaring women into not having abortions. Absolutely no one should pressure you or trick you into making a decision you’re not comfortable with.” (Curiously, the pressure-free salespeople at Planned Parenthood perform abortions at a ratio of 62-to-1 over performing adoption referrals.)

Read the whole thing. Then, after that, show your support to your local crisis pregnancy centre. They are the ones who actually help women in need.

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