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November 9, 2020 (NIFLA) – The pregnancy center community is one of the most essential aspects of the pro-life movement in our society today. In a culture that widely embraces a woman’s so-called right to choose, pregnancy centers offer encouragement and support that can empower women to choose life for their unborn children. 

Virginia is blessed with numerous pro-life pregnancy centers that help support women and their babies. While the work these centers do is invaluable in the eyes of heaven and not able to be reduced to pure statistics, here are some of their national accomplishments by the numbers according to the Virginia Pregnancy Center Association’s 2019-2020 Impact Report

• Virginia pregnancy centers and medical clinics provided local communities with over $2.9 million in free services in 2019; in addition, more than 14,000 women were served.

• From 2019-2020, Virginia pregnancy centers also gave over 8,500 free pregnancy tests to women. 

• Over 5,800 ultrasounds and 1,200 STI tests were performed by licensed medical professionals at Virginia pregnancy centers. 

• Close to 5,000 parenting and life skills classes were provided to women and their partners. 

• Over 160,000 essential supplies such as baby diapers, wipes, prenatal vitamins, and clothing were provided to women and their babies. 

• In addition, 54,000 volunteer hours from over 1,100 volunteers — including more than 100 licensed medical professionals— were donated to Virginia pregnancy centers from 2019 through 2020. 

Despite this, pro-life pregnancy centers in Virginia faced a recent attack from the national pro-abortion advocacy group, NARAL, in the Virginia branch of NARAL’s recent report entitled Fake Clinics Lie. But the truth is that the good work and positive impact of Virginia’s pro-life pregnancy centers is anything but “fake.” 

As the National Institute of Family and Life Advocate’s Vice President of Legal Affairs recently stated, pro-life centers and medical clinics provide communities with vital resources.

“Pregnancy centers provide these services at no cost, saving communities across the nation millions in tax dollars annually. All Americans, regardless of political orientation, can agree that pregnancy centers provide welcome essential resources during times of uncertainty.”

—Anne O’Connor, NIFLA Vice President of Legal Affairs

Instead of allowing abortion industry advocates like NARAL to target the good names of these centers in pro-abortion smear campaigns, communities should rally behind pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics in gratitude for all the good they do for women and their families in the state of Virginia. 

Pregnancy centers nationwide are held to a very high standard of care. According to the latest national report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute, “Affiliates of the three largest national networks (National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, Care Net and Heartbeat International) … provide ongoing training, resources and/or services subject to an overarching national code of ethics instituted in 2009, ‘Our Commitment of Care and Competence,’ recently updated in 2019.”

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PETITION UPDATE (1/15/2021) -

The events of the past month, and especially the past 10 days, have shaken the faith Americans have in their elected and appoint officials.

We continue to call for investigations to be made into allegations of election fraud. Texas is in the process of prosecuting one political operative for illegal ballot harvesting, and multiple state legislatures have called for investigations, too.

However, the judiciary has severely let down the American electorate.

As we have said all along, the integrity of the election is much bigger than President Trump. Election integrity is at the heart of republican democracy, and if we don't have it, we no longer have a functioning republic.

Therefore, we continue to seek the truth for the election outcome. Perhaps that will only be known in the future when state or federal commissions are established to investigate the instances of election fraud which were witnessed and sworn to, by thousands of Americans of all political persuasions.

In the meantime, you may still sign this petition. Thank you!

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PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20)

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"

He is referring to the lawsuit which the state of Texas has filed against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia in the Supreme Court over changes those states made to their election rules, claiming they violated the U.S. Constitution in the process.

Here is the central part of the argument: if Texas were to allow possible voter fraud to go unchecked in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, it would be akin to committing fraud upon the people of Texas, who cast their ballots within the framework of the law.

Indeed, this would apply equally to all citizens who voted within the framework of the law across the United States!

President Trump also tweeted that this case is, "very strong...ALL CRITERIA MET."

Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition, now.

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PETITION UPDATE (12/7/20) - Since this petition was launched, President Trump's legal team, as well as other concerned citizens, have discovered what appears to be irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in several of the key battleground states, and have initiated legal challenges in six states.

While the situation continues to evolve, this remains a hugely important petition which we encourage you to SIGN and SHARE.

Below, please WATCH and READ about the mounting evidence of voter fraud and how the mainstream media seem determined to ignore even the most egregious instances of vote tampering. Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition.

'Trump: ‘Our election system is now under assault and siege’ and as president I must defend it'

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'FBI and Justice Department have dragged their feet investigating 2020 vote fraud'

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LifeSite supports President Trump with this petition because we believe he is trying to defend the Constitution, ensuring that electoral fraud does not taint the result of the 2020 general election.

But, since starting this petition, we have launched a separate petition related to the disputed election outcome, calling on the Department of Justice to 'do their job' and engage in meaningful investigations of the mounting evidence of voter fraud.

We believe that conducting forensic audits of ballots and voting machines, as well as issuing subpoenas to collect more evidence, would be a good start.

Thankfully, some of the state started to demand investigations independent of federal agencies. But we still believe that the DoJ needs to use its enormous fact-finding resources to help resolve allegations of election fraud.

Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE all our election-related petitions.

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Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which calls on all Americans to Stand With President Trump as he uses every legitimate means to find out if voter fraud played any role in the election outcome.

Amid allegations of voter fraud, and at a time when the situation with COVID has been used by many of the states to facilitate the use of mail-in ballots on a massive scale, we need to be very careful in dismissing the possibility of voter fraud.

The fact is, the possibility of wide-spread fraud with mail-in ballots is significant.

But, this is not about Donald Trump or Joe Biden! This about whether or not the sanctity of the ballot box has been tampered with!

Please Stand With President Trump as he attempts to defend the integrity of this election, as well as well as the right to vote itself!

Indeed, this is so important, not so much because one election hangs in the balance, but because our democracy, itself, hangs in the balance.

Americans not only have a right to know, but should demand that every legitimate means be used to discover the truth about these elections!

Please SIGN this petition and Stand With President Trump to ensure that these elections were conducted freely and fairly!

While most all Americans believe in playing by the rules, we also know that some very devious, politically-motivated operatives have been trying to harm the Trump administration from before he even took the oath of office.

This fact should lead us to question how some allegations of voter fraud can be so easily dismissed by state election authorities.

We demand to know the truth, and, for the sake of our democracy, we demand that President Trump keep fighting to learn the truth.

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The report goes on to address a requirement for truthfulness in communications as well as scientific and medical accuracy: 

“The code provides that all medical services be under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician in accordance with applicable medical standards. The code also addresses truthfulness in all communications; client information confidentiality; rigor in screening volunteers and staff; nondiscrimination; scientific and medical accuracy; a consistent life ethic; and kindness to and compassion for clients. Compliance with all legal requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation, public reporting, and financial disclosure is also included in the code. Pregnancy centers maintain strict confidentiality protections as guided by federal, state and local law.” 

Pregnancy centers provide women and their families with medical exams and ultrasounds, prenatal care, STI testing and treatment, fertility awareness methods, caring consultation, parenting education programs, material assistance to families, after-abortion support and recovery, and more.

Additionally, many pro-life pregnancy centers pivoted to address the essential needs of mothers and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. As NIFLA President Thomas Glessner shared in Townhall earlier this year,

“Karolyn Schrage, RN, BSN and executive director of LifeChoices Health Network wrote that while many health departments are restricting services, referrals from other health organizations are being sent their way. … Schrage also said the state department’s Senior Epidemiology Specialist wrote to her to express gratitude for her center’s ‘exceptional efforts’ and their partnership… .”

In Virginia, women need life-affirming and empowering care that equips them to choose life for their baby. Women deserve the love and life-affirming support that can be found in Virginia’s pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics.

Through the love of Christ, pregnancy centers continue to build a culture of life and hope despite the dark times we have faced as a nation this year. Please visit our website to learn more about what NIFLA is doing to equip pregnancy centers and how you can help support their life-saving efforts.

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