MYTH: “Pro-lifers don’t care about women, and do nothing to help babies after they are born.”
TRUTH: The reality is just the opposite – the abortion industry offers women little beyond destroying their children and taking their money, while pro-lifers actually do quite a lot for women before during, and after their pregnancies. Consider the following:
-Abortion clinics (even “non-profits” such as Planned Parenthood, see here) charge women a fee to abort their babies, and make millions of dollars from abortion every year. Pro-life pregnancy resource centers, in contrast, offer their services for free and are staffed by volunteers who donate their time and money. There are thousands of pregnancy resource centers, both independent and affiliated with larger networks such as Care-Net [link], and they outnumber abortion clinics by a wide margin.
-From the Life Site summary of Planned Parenthood’s 2013-2013 annual report: “In 2012, abortions made up 93.8% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 5.6% (19, 506 [as opposed to 327,166 abortions]) and 0.6% (2,197), respectively. For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 149 abortions.”
-Contrary to misleading statements from pro-abortion sources (including President Obama), Planned Parenthood performs NO mammograms.
-Pro-life volunteers provide numerous services both before AND after the baby is born, including free maternity and baby clothes, supplies, free or low cost medical and legal assistance, adoption referrals, parenting support and assistance, and child care. An increasing number of pregnancy centers offer free ultrasounds. Some pro-life organizations, such as The Nurturing Network [link], even provide help finding employment, housing, and education opportunities for women.
-Pro-life volunteers have helped numerous women seeking peace after the trauma of abortion through programs such as Project Rachel and Rachel’s Vineyard. Abortion providers offer nothing comparable.
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Essential Pro-Life Resources:
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments (link)
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