Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pro-Life Moms Go To Capital Hill

It is good to see young mothers getting the word out about pregnancy centers that are not abortion focused. From CNS News:
"On a recent summer afternoon, Danica Fountain was spending time with her eight-year-old daughter, Aaliyah Sanchez, but the pair was not relaxing at home or shopping at a nearby mall. Fountain and her daughter were on Capitol Hill lobbying members of Congress about the work done by pregnancy resource centers across the nation.

The visit came in the wake of the release of a report by NARAL Pro-Choice America’s California affiliate that accuses pregnancy resource centers of convincing women not to have an abortion by apparently using inaccurate medical information and untrained volunteers who use intimidation techniques. (NARAL was formerly called the National Abortion Rights Action League and, originally, the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws.)

“I really didn’t realize how much people do not know about pregnancy centers,” Fountain told CNSNews.com. “And now that they are under attack, I really do want the senators and members of Congress to know the truth and to continue to support them.”

“There are so many women out there who are making the decision to abort because they don’t know there are other options and no one is supporting them with those other options,” said Fountain, who considered aborting her daughter because of the pressures of an unplanned pregnancy.

The NARAL report, “Unmasking Fake Clinics: The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centers in California,” is the fourth released by the abortion advocacy group in recent years. NARAL previously published reports in three other states: Maryland (February 2008), Texas (July 2009) and Virginia (January 2010).

In the latest report, NARAL claims to have investigated 32 of the approximately 200 pregnancy resource centers in California by having unpaid volunteers visit or telephone the centers for advice on their “unplanned pregnancy.”

Fountain recalls distinctly her first visit to a pregnancy resource center near the home where she lived with her grandparents in Arizona. She was 18 and had just graduated from high school..."