The Feminist Majority Foundation has been strangely quiet this week, as it is usually (and advertised at their Conference as) “Don’t be Fooled by ‘Fake Clinics’” week, leading up to April Fool’s Day. Even though they have been silent, I’d like to post Part II of my undercover blog from the FMF Young Leaders Conference in Washington, DC, on FMF’s workshop entitled: “Exposing Fake Clinics: City by City.”
To be honest, most of the workshop was full of propaganda about:
- How dangerous Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) are since they “prey” on young low income women.
- How PRCs lie about the psychological and physical effects of abortion. (Supposedly, there is no scientific evidence that post-abortion syndrome is any different than depression a mother has when she’s upset with her children.)
- How PRCs lie about how far along a woman is in her pregnancy so she won’t/can’t have an abortion.
- How PRCs should not be funded by the government, since they are not true in their advertising.
- How dangerous the PRCs are because they aid “radical” sidewalk counselors and people who want to kill abortionists.
And the list could go on ... But really, after the recent bombing of a peaceful 40 Days for Life prayer vigil in Montana, Live Action’s undercover videos, and Phil Kline’s case in Kansas, the abortion industry should really take a step back before they attack of PRCs.
Pregnancy Resource Centers are the only facilities that are on the front lines, offering women real help and real choices. They provide women with assistance with everything from counseling to clothes, toys, and diapers for their children. They also provide ultrasounds for women so that they can see their child and hear its heartbeat — which is more than Planned Parenthood can say. These centers are under vicious attack by the abortion industry, because the abortion industry knows that these PRCs are powerful and are saving lives, taking away millions of dollars from their business.
Maybe, instead of attacking the PRCs with “truth in advertising” campaigns and laws such as in New York and Austin, Texas, the abortion industry and their largest chain, Planned Parenthood, should look at their own advertising to consumers. Just this week, Live Action has exposed that Planned Parenthood has lied about their mammogram service that they do not provide. Also, how many adoption referrals does Planned Parenthood do? For every one adoption referral, 340 abortions were performed on women. Somehow it seems they are pushing one option: abortion.
After those advertising campaigns are corrected for their consumers, the abortion industry and their largest chain, Planned Parenthood, should also look at the lies they tell their patients and consumers about the health effects of abortion. Abortion does significantly raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer, and may cause other severe physical health effects. Not a month goes by when we do not see a women being rushed to the hospital because of complications of an abortion. And with “medical abortions” with RU-486, how many more women are being affected?
Abortion also causes serious psychological effects as women experience severe depression and anxiety. Post-abortion syndrome is not just something that every other woman goes through when they have kids, as the FMF Conference speakers suggested. The American Psychological Association recognizes every other kind of crazy illness doctors think Americans have, except Post Abortion Syndrome. They refuse to look at the evidence and see how this violent procedure affects women’s psychological health.
So, this April 1st do not be fooled by the Feminist Majority Foundation, Planned Parenthood, National Organization of Women, and the rest of the abortion industry. Educate yourself about Pregnancy Resource Centers, and get involved with your local clinic. Also, put pressure on the abortion industry to follow their own laws across the country and truthfully advertise their real services and real abortion agenda. Finally, call Congress today, and tell them to de-fund Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry’s Goliath, since they are falsely advertising to their consumers.