By Dave Andrusko
This will be a very short post. There is only so much one can say about the pro-abortionist’s irrational hatred of crisis pregnancy centers.
Of course, in one way, it makes perfect sense. Every child that escapes the clutches of your friendly Planned Parenthood abortion clinic is lost revenue. And even in a non-profit that rakes in over $1 billion a year in revenue, you can’t be too careful. A saved baby here, a saved baby there and, darn, Planned Parenthood’s income might be down to a mere $1 billion.
The latest all-out assault was posted (of course) at Rhrealitycheck.org. Andrea Grimes, Senior Political Reporter, is incensed. The first two paragraphs simply explain how the money was raised and where it is going:
“Tens of thousands of dollars raised from sales of newly authorized ‘Choose Life’ license plates in Texas will go to 13 crisis pregnancy centers and adoption agencies, as part of an effort ‘to encourage adoption as an alternative to abortion.’
“The state attorney general’s office will award a total of $46,100 to the recipients, including $10,000 to the Gladney Center for Adoption and $7,500 to the Houston Pregnancy Help Center, according to a press release sent Monday. The grants are awarded for purposes that include ‘[m]edia advertising to promote adoption,’ ‘material assistance for pregnant mothers considering adoption,’ ‘adoption training for staff,’ and ‘educational and training materials on adoption.’”
So….what’s the problem? What is always the two-fold problem.
(1) It’s part of “an increasing effort among state lawmakers and bureaucrats to dissuade abortion-seeking Texans from ending their pregnancies and convince them instead to relinquish their children to adoptive parents.” And nothing—NOTHING—can be allowed to dissuade women in a crisis pregnancy to choose life. Better the baby be dead than “relinquished” to parents who will give him or her a home.
(2) The phony baloney assertion that CPCs are distributing “misinformation.” By that Grimes and her cohorts mean anything that shows that abortion harms many women—emotionally, physically, and relationally— and can (and does) compound problems associated with their future pregnancies. There are a raft of impeccable studies that show the after-shocks of abortion, but none of this makes a difference to pro-abortion feminists like Grimes.
The irony, of course, is that publications that support abortion have recently published accounts that are, at best, “harrowing,” at worst, horrific. (See nrlc.cc/1bDG60n; nrlc.cc/19I2Rz9; and nrlc.cc/1bDGoEx.)
Ever so slowly the truth is coming out—and from the most unlikely of sources: abortion proponents.
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