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  • Texas(Christian) pregnancy centers offer mixed messages by offering abortifacient contraceptives

    11/12/2019 7:31:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov. 12, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    TEXAS, November 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As the Trump administration opens the door to legitimate health organizations receiving money that previously went to the abortion industry, pro-life pregnancy centers are hoping to seize the opportunity to grow. But one Texas-based pregnancy center alliance is trying to do so with an inconsistent stand on birth-control methods that can function as abortifacients. In February, the Trump administration finalized the Protect Life Rule, which requires “clear financial and physical separation between Title X-funded projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning” and bans “referral for abortion as a...
  • Entertainment Weekly: Crisis Pregnancy Centers ‘Traumatizing’ ‘Fake Abortion Clinics’

    09/03/2019 3:00:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | AUG, 30, 2019 | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) save thousands of women and babies each year which, makes them public enemy number one to the abortion-worshipping left in Hollywood. In the third season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Chlöe (Anne Winters), a pregnant teen seeking an abortion, is “tricked” into going to a CPC -- a “traumatizing” event, according to Entertainment Weekly. EW’s Sydney Bucksbaum interviewed Winters about her character’s abortion episode in an article published on Wednesday. Bucksbaum took the occasion to bash a crisis pregnancy center as a “fake abortion clinic” and attempted to buttress her critique by citing a damning quote...
  • California Cannot Force Pro-Life Centers to Advertise Abortion Services, Supreme Court Rules

    06/26/2018 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a California law that compels pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas and released Tuesday, the high court ruled in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra that the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act "unduly burdens protected speech." "The unlicensed notice imposes a government-scripted, speaker-based disclosure requirement that is wholly disconnected from California's informational interest," wrote Justice Thomas. "California has offered no justification that the notice plausibly furthers. It targets speakers, not speech, and imposes...
  • The Unbalanced California FACT Act

    03/20/2018 7:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether pro-life pregnancy help centers in California should be required to post notices informing women of the availability of abortions elsewhere. The pregnancy help centers are contesting the law, disingenuously named the California Reproductive FACT Act, claiming it violates their free speech rights, as well as undercuts the reason for their existence. Some might ask in the interest of fairness and equality (two buzzwords the left likes to use in other situations) whether abortion clinics are required to post notices with information about alternatives to the procedure. According to Ingrid Duran,...
  • These D.C. Pregnancy Centers, Labeled ‘Fake’ by Abortion Groups, Are Changing Women’s Lives

    03/20/2018 5:36:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Washington, D.C. - A new California law, pushed by abortion advocacy groups, could force pro-life pregnancy centers to risk serious fines unless they promote or refer for abortions against their beliefs. NARAL, one of the largest and most extreme abortion groups, has recently been targeting these centers by calling them "fake women’s health centers," claiming they mislead women with inaccurate information to prevent them from having abortions. As a Supreme Court case over the law looms, Townhall visited two pro-life pregnancy centers in D.C., that have been called 'fake' by NARAL, to get a firsthand look at the work that...
  • Pro-life Pregnancy Center Files HHS Complaint Over Illinois

    01/05/2018 10:41:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Thomas More Society filed a complaint Thursday with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) against the state of Illinois over a new law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to discuss the benefits of abortion and sterilization procedures. The law also requires the centers, if asked, to refer patients to abortion providers despite the centers’ opposition to these procedures.The Thomas More Society is representing Dr. Jim Gallant and Hope Life Center, a pro-life pregnancy center in Sterling, Illinois. In the complaint, the groups argue that the new requirements violate existing federal law including the Hyde-Weldon...
  • U.S. top court to hear dispute over California pregnancy center law

    11/13/2017 10:14:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2017 | by Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a California law requiring private facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs telling clients how to get state-funded abortions and contraceptives violates free speech rights. The justices will hear an appeal brought by Christian-based non-profit facilities sometimes called “crisis pregnancy centers” of a lower court ruling that upheld the Democratic-backed 2015 California law. The challengers argue that the law, by forcing them to post the information, violates the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of free speech. The California challengers included the National Institute of Family...
  • Google And Facebook Co-Sponsoring Protest Of Pro-Life Women’s Health Care Clinic

    08/11/2017 6:00:35 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8.11.17 | Peter Hasson
    Two of the most powerful companies in the world are co-sponsoring a protest against a pro-life women’s health care clinic that provides free medical services and counseling to pregnant women — just not abortions.
  • Saving Lives One Baby at a Time – The Case for Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

    08/04/2014 5:52:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/4/14 | Matthew Clark
    Each year pro-life pregnancy centers save thousands of lives. Women in their most desperate time of need, searching for answers and just a simple helping hand, have been ministered to. Countless future doctors, nurses, engineers, inventors, and moms and dads of the next generation have been saved because their moms made the choice to let them live. Those unborn children were given a chance because someone gave their mom a chance, a chance for hope, a chance for success.Yet, to pro-abortion radicals, these pro-life centers are the competition. They are the competition for Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills. Abortion...
  • New York City Council determined to pass “police state” pregnancy center gag law next week

    02/26/2011 4:37:47 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/25/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NEW YORK, February 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-life sources in New York City have learned that a bill designed to gag pro-life crisis pregnancy centers (CPC), much like one in Baltimore that was deemed unconstitutional, is slated to be voted out of committee and immediately put to a full Council vote next Wednesday.Proposed Initiative 371-A accuses crisis pregnancy centers of employing “deceptive practices” that “can impede and/or delay” women’s access to abortion. The bill mandates that pro-life centers display a sign declaring that they do not provide abortions “in writing, in English and Spanish ... conspicuously posted in the...
  • Federal Bill Puts Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the Crosshairs

    07/09/2010 2:47:58 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Friday July 9, 2010 Federal Bill Puts Crisis Pregnancy Centers in the Crosshairs WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life pregnancy centers, which focus on providing free resources and information to women in crisis pregnancies to allow them to keep their babies, are facing a new attack from pro-abortion groups, and this time through Congress. U.S. Rep. Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) are sponsoring a bill that would demand the Federal Trade Commission develop advertising rules that would restrict the ability of pro-life pregnancy centers to reach out to women with crisis pregnancies.   Maloney’s "Stop Deceptive...
  • Austin Pregnancy Resource Centers Forced to Post Sign Saying No Abortions

    04/09/2010 4:44:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 646+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/9/10 | John Jalsevac
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Austin's city council on Thursday voted unanimously to become the second city in America to force pregnancy resource centers to post signs saying that they do not provide or refer for abortions or emergency birth control. The other city is Baltimore, Maryland, which passed a similar ordinance last year.Austin Council Member Bill Spelman proposed the ordinance, along with Council Members Laura Morrison and Mike Martinez.Pro-abortion lobbyists urged the council to adopt the mandate because they say pregnancy centers should be clear that they only offer assistance helping women to keep their unborn...
  • Finding searchers: Pregnancy centers buy Google real estate to reach abortion-minded women

    01/18/2010 7:43:40 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 279+ views
    WORLD ^ | January 30, 2010 | Emily Belz
    Type "morning after pill" in Google's search box. The top result: Planned Parenthood. But above the search results are three "sponsored" results: One is OptionLine.org, a site that tells women they have choices aside from abortion, a site sponsored by pregnancy center networks. The largest demographic of women considering abortions is between the ages of 16 and 24, a group that will turn first to the internet for information before opening the yellow pages or responding to billboards on the highway. And when it comes to a matter as private as pregnancy and abortion, women are even more likely to...
  • Pregnancy Centers Could Face National Attack if Barack Obama Wins

    10/09/2008 10:21:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 867+ views
    Life News ^ | October 9, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Pregnancy centers across the country that provide women with abortion alternatives could be shut down or face severe regulations if Barack Obama wins next month. That's because a bill targeting pregnancy centers could easily be approved in a pro-abortion Congress and land on Obama's desk.Obama has already promised pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL that he will be their lap dog in the White House and these are the groups leading the effort to pass the bill.Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey reintroduced the bill in April in the Senate and issued a statement alleging...
  • Oregon Pregnancy Center Helping Women Avoid Abortion to Rebuild After Arson

    09/16/2008 4:16:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 150+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/16/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Lebanon, OR (LifeNews.com) -- After what appears to be an attack from an abortion advocate, a pregnancy center in Oregon will rebuild. Police confirmed on Friday that the Pregnancy Alternatives Center in Lebanon was a victim of an arson fire in an incident that follows leading abortion advocates attacking pregnancy centers.The fire caused heavy damage to the attic and roof of the building, which is located in the downtown area of this small city.On Monday, representatives of the center said they would rebuild after its building was nearly completely destroyed by the fire.Debbie Tracy, the director of the center,...
  • Moms, dads and babies say thanks (Pro-Life Pregnancy Center)

    04/06/2008 1:47:06 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 322+ views
    Daily Journal ^ | 4/6/08 | Donna Hickman
    As his mother talks, the little boy chews on her speech and wows the crowd with his bright eyes. He is 8 months old now. “This is a baby who would not be here if not for the Pregnancy Center,” says Chris Ward, a counselor. Indeed, his mother tells the audience of 300 at a banquet to celebrate the Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center that she had scheduled an abortion for the very day she went to the Farmington facility. “I was an alcoholic and taking drugs and I did not believe in abortion, but I did not know I had...
  • Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers would get state funds if program gets go-ahead in Md.

    01/16/2008 5:05:10 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 5 replies · 356+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | 1/16/2008 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers would get state funds if program gets go-ahead in Md. ANNAPOLIS, Md. (The Catholic Review) - The Maryland Catholic Conference is asking state lawmakers and Gov. Martin J. O’Malley to support the Pregnant Women Support Act, legislation that would partner the State of Maryland with non-profit organizations to help women in crisis pregnancies. Based on a much-touted Pennsylvania program administered by Real Alternatives, Inc., the proposed Maryland program would help women who want to keep their babies rather than abort them. Money for the program would be earmarked for the Maryland Department of Human Resources, which...
  • New York Pregnancy Center's Mobile RV Continues to Help Women Avoid Abortion

    10/25/2007 4:38:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 99+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/25/07 | Steven Ertelt
    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...
  • Ultrasound Deemed Too Emotional by Pro-Abortionists

    04/28/2007 11:23:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 1,411+ views
    OpinionEditorials.com ^ | 4/27/07 | Kevin Roeten
    The dark secret is that seventeen states have, or are considering, ultrasound legislation. The darkest part is that this ultrasound allows women to physically view their babies prior to a possible abortion. Hideously, South Carolina could be the first state to make the viewing mandatory, making women view another life in their bodies before they kill it. Who could possibly require such a thing? But this information is not surprising. We learn that more and more Crisis Pregnancy Centers now have ultrasound equipment that allows women intending to abort, to see exactly what is to be aborted. Some ultrasounds actually...
  • Pregnancy centers draw tax money, criticism from abortion-rights groups

    08/28/2006 10:10:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies · 686+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 28 2006 | Patty Pensa
    Jennifer Hernandez walked in still unsure how the rest of her life would unfold. At age 19, would she give up college to raise her baby? Or would she abort, the ultimatum her boyfriend made. Hernandez, of Sunrise, left Hope Pregnancy Centers knowing what she would do. "It was the biggest decision I have ever made," said Hernandez, now 31. "In retrospect, I would do it all over again." Like most women counseled at the local crisis pregnancy centers, Hernandez decided to keep her son. There's no mistaking how the Hope Pregnancy Centers -- like the estimated 4,000 centers across...