By Dave Andrusko
Today National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias completes her four-part series “Abortion is Not Safe” by reminding us that “Despite all their talk about ‘choice,’ those at abortion clinics who counsel women on their options often act as if abortion is a woman’s only realistic alternative. This simply isn’t so.”
Having discussed the physical, emotional, and psychological damage abortion inflicts on many women, Mrs. Tobias shifts gears to talk about alternatives to abortion. As she explains
“Throughout the United States, there are nearly 3,000 crisis pregnancy centers staffed by volunteers ready to provide real help to women facing unplanned or untimely pregnancies. In addition to providing pregnancy tests and counseling, these centers often offer a full range of services, helping women obtain housing, maternity and baby clothes, baby equipment, pre- and post-natal medical care, legal assistance and financial support, information about adoption, and even advice on how a woman in school can continue her education. Offering real and tangible assistance, these centers have helped thousands of women to realize that they didn’t have to choose between their own lives and the lives of their unborn babies.”
Pro-abortionists like to portray themselves as selfless “women’s advocates.” But unlike their counterparts at the local abortion clinic, the volunteer counselors at your local crisis pregnancy center do not have a vested financial interest in the ultimate decision you make. Their concern and commitment are genuine, so you can count on them to stick by you through the tense and sometimes difficult months ahead.
Then Mrs. Tobias makes a very important, heart-felt suggestion:
If you have been listening this week and you’ve been considering abortion, I ask you to simply look in the phone book under ‘Abortion Alternatives’ to find your local crisis pregnancy center. They can help you explore other options instead of abortion. They will be there for you, helping you every step along the way. Regardless of whether your family or friends think you’re doing the right thing by refusing to have an abortion, the fact is that you are. Abortion is a very bad thing for both you and your child. Your local crisis pregnancy center can help you.”
There ARE alternatives to abortion. And whether the mother chooses to keep her baby or place her baby for adoption, she has done a brave, genuinely self-less act.
You can both hear all four parts of this series and get more information on abortion and alternatives to abortion at www.prolifeperspective.com.