GAYLE BRANTUK, San Clemente
Here’s what Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said recently:
“In Massachusetts right now, those crisis pregnancy centers that are there to fool people who are looking for pregnancy termination help outnumber true abortion clinics by 3 to 1. We need to shut them down here in Massachusetts, and we need to shut them down all around the country. You should not be able to torture a pregnant person like that.”
Perhaps you’re not aware that this is a blatant lie. Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) do not advertise that they do abortions or attempt to fool people that they do. Like the name states, they provide resources to pregnant women. These centers, like the one in San Clemente, provide free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, and information on pregnancy options. Their website specifically states that they do not provide abortions or referrals to abortion clinics. All their services are confidential and free.
These centers are funded by private donations from folks like you and me and provide a wonderful support system for women who want to know their options. There are so many resources available for women in crisis pregnancy situations, and it’s centers like these that we should encourage women to seek out. Ending the life of your baby isn’t the only option.
Why are we so eager to end a life when a woman has other choices? These PRCs also provide personal support for women and provide much of what they need if they choose to keep their baby.
Please don’t believe the lies being told about these wonderful clinics, and please consider life instead of abortion—your baby is part of you. The women (and men) at the PRCs are willing to come alongside you and help you through this difficult time.