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The Lies and Hypocrisy of NARAL

by Arina Grossu

May 9, 2014

NARAL recently made headlines with claims that Google removed ads from pregnancy centers that were “deceptive.” As it turns out, the claims were just hype. Jill Stanek confirmed a few days ago: “All major national pregnancy care center organizations have confirmed to myself or fellow pro-life journalists that not one of their PRC ads has been pulled from Google. These groups cover the gamut and include CareNet, CompassCare, Heartbeat International, Heroic Media, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, Online for Life, and Vitae Foundation.”

NARAL also has some explaining to do. If anyone is being deceptive it’s the abortion industry. Why is it that when I did a Google search for “crisis pregnancy center,” one Planned Parenthood and another abortion facility came up? Those are definitely not crisis pregnancy centers. Note that Planned Parenthood has “Crisis Pregnancy Center” as its descriptive. Isn’t that a little hypocritical and ironic, NARAL? The deception that you try to blame on pregnancy centers points right back to you and your cronies.

Pro-Life Efforts Provide Care and Protection for Women and Children

by Anna Higgins

September 19, 2013

Recently, the Christian Science Monitor published an op-ed by Elizabeth Jahr, in which she asserts “pro-life groups funnel tremendous resources into a legal war against abortion in the US without providing adequate practical support for women to maintain pregnancies. Yet not being able to afford a child is one of the main reasons women have abortions.”

In fact, the legal victories Ms. Jahr criticizes have saved many lives, and pro-life events, like March for Life, serve to establish new and continuing support for Pregnancy Resource Centers and other organizations that care for women and children.

Dr. Michael New, assistant professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Jeanneane Maxon, vice president for external affairs and corporate counsel at Americans United for Life, both presented well-reasoned responses to the misguided assertion that resources spent on legal battles and pro-life rallies are a disservice to the unborn.

New, using a resource published by the Family Research Council, pointed out that Jahr:

… seems oblivious to the fact that pro-lifers fund a vast network of pregnancy resource centers that provide medical, emotional, and financial support to thousands of women facing unplanned pregnancies every year. A 2010 study by the Family Research Council identified nearly 2,000 US pregnancy care centers that annually assist more than 2.3 million women with pregnancy support, abstinence counseling, and public health access. A conservative estimate of community cost savings for these services, which are predominantly privately funded, during 2010 is more than $100 million annually.” The number of pregnancy resources centers continues to grow exponentially while the number of abortion facilities reaches historic lows, many closing due to safety concerns.

New also makes a strong point correlating stricter abortion regulation and protection of the unborn, noting “[t]hese incremental laws serve both a protective and an educational purpose. For instance, the debate over banning partial-birth abortion clearly demonstrated the extremely permissive nature of abortion policy in theUnited States. Perhaps pro-life efforts to protect the unborn are more extensive than Jahr realizes.”

Jeanneane Maxon responded eloquently by highlighting her experience working with Pregnancy Resource Centers. She recounted that at the time Jahr’s op-ed was published Maxon was attending a CareNet conference, an organization that supports over 1,000 pregnancy resource centers around the country.

I was surrounded by more than a thousand staff members and volunteers who have given countless hours of time, and countless dollars, to compassionately care for women facing an abortion decision. From age seven, I’ve witnessed and shared in the loving responsibility of providing whatever assistance a pregnant mother might need, as my own mother worked tirelessly as an executive director of a pregnancy care center. Pro-life Americans understand this kind of daily dedication — responding with money, time and treasure to nurture the potential of every unborn life with tangible resources.

I, too, have been involved with Pregnancy Resource Centers since I was a child and as an adult, became a trained counselor. There are no more selfless, caring, and loving people than the men and women I served with at Pregnancy Resource Centers. We worked not only to promote life, but we also provided a shoulder to cry on, transportation, clothing, diapers, and countless other resources to women throughout pregnancy and well beyond.

Women in crisis pregnancies and their unborn children are also protected by the very laws groups like the Family Research Council and Americans United for Life advocate. Maxon notes that legislation pushing for stronger clinic regulations and more informed consent for women serves to create effective and much-needed protections.

Maxon also noted that events such as the March for Life are a necessary component in effectively aiding women and children in crisis: “(A)t the March for Life thousands upon thousands of people from all walks of life charities, churches, synagogues, non-profits, individuals, and business leaders — join together to reconfirm their belief in something larger than themselves. Family celebrations are a perfect way to recommit to the reality of life and all it demands. Sometimes the best way to show your love for people is a party or a memorial, a celebration of the hope that draws us together.”

Far from being a disservice to women or the unborn, pro-life legal efforts and pro-life events serve to create stronger protections for women and unborn children and also serve to educate the public — generating more supporters, funds, and loving care.

I Can Make a Difference in One Life…

by FRC Media Office

January 24, 2013

This is the last video in a series that FRC has produced to help bring awareness to the different programs that pregnancy resource centers offer expectant mothers, who might not be prepared for their child’s birth. For more information on pregnancy resource centers, read our report, “A Passion to Serve.”

I Can Make a Difference in One Life…

by FRC Media Office

January 23, 2013

This is the third video in a series that FRC has produced to help bring awareness to the different programs that pregnancy resource centers offer expectant mothers, who might not be prepared for their child’s birth. For more information on pregnancy resource centers, read our report, “A Passion to Serve.”

I Can Make A Difference in One Life…

by FRC Media Office

January 22, 2013

This is the second video in a series that FRC has produced to help bring awareness to the different programs that pregnancy resource centers offer expectant mothers, who might not be prepared for their child’s birth. For more information on pregnancy resource centers, read our report, “A Passion to Serve.”

I Can Make A Difference in One Life…

by FRC Media Office

January 18, 2013

This is the first in the series of videos that FRC has produced to help bring awareness to the different programs that pregnancy resource centers offer expectant mothers, who might not be prepared for their child’s birth.  For more information on pregnancy resource centers, read our report, “A Passion to Serve.”

Internet Abortion Shows No Respect for Life

by Krystle Gabele

February 24, 2010

Yesterday, as I was digesting my second cup of coffee, my friend sent me a link to something she deemed really off the charts. I clicked on the link only to be disturbed by the accounts on a blog, in addition to watching a YouTube video that brought tears to my eyes listening to the accounts of a woman describing her abortion. The woman had no guilt or remorse for the harm she was placing on the baby she conceived, and this was hard to contemplate.

I said a prayer for this woman, but I began to ponder whether this is the first of many videos covering senseless acts of tragedy against an unborn life. Abortion is the loss of a life with much potential, and the fact that this was broadcast online for the world to see only provides the opportunity for bringing an alternative to abortion into the limelight.

With the help of a Pregnancy Resource Center, this woman could have received assistance and sound medical advice to bring her child into the world. Even if she did not want the child, there is the option of adoption. Adoption would allow this child to be loved and cared for by a family, in addition to allowing that child to pursue dreams and opportunities.

FRC recently published a report about the difference Pregnancy Resource Centers are making in the lives of women contemplating abortion. Take for example, Megan, who was considering using RU-486 (the same drug the woman in the video used) to abort her baby. However, after a change of heart and receiving support from her local Pregnancy Resource Center, she gave birth to her daughter, Ava.

Megans decision saved a beautiful life with much potential. The tragedy is that the woman in the video will never know her terminated childs potential.

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