NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) is beloved by the “Christian” Left and hates Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Not surprisingly, people who kill unwanted children for a living do not mind lying to advance their cause. Via Debunking NARAL’s lies about crisis pregnancy centers: Part 1 | Live Action News. Read it all, and remember that the “Christian” Left explicitly supports abortions up to the child’s first breath*.
While most pro-aborts hate crisis pregnancy centers for giving women an alternative path and demonstrating the culture of life’s true spirit (plus putting a dent in Big Choice’s bottom line), the National Abortion Rights Action League’s CPC derangement syndrome is in a class by itself. In their ongoing smear campaign against CPCs, NARAL has stooped to censorship, fraudulent Yelp reviews, and cheap knock-offs of Live Action’s abortion industry exposés that purport to catch CPCs in similar acts of deceit.
Their latest effort: a nationwide report entitled, creatively enough, “Crisis Pregnancy Centers Lie: The Insidious Threat to Reproductive Freedom.” Is the three-thousandth time the charm?
Sin #1: CPCs are “cagey and deceitful” about their aims even as “their umbrella organizations are quite clear about their ideological agenda.”
Citing quotes from various pro-life sites and CPC networks openly stating their desire to end abortion, the report complains:
The alarming fact remains that women who go to CPCs have no way of knowing that what looks like a typical women’s clinic is in fact operated by anti-choice ideologues intent on convincing them not to choose abortion (or use contraception) through deceit and coercion.
These fake clinics do not willingly disclose their true nature to their “clients,” and it’s not hard to see why: If women knew that CPCs existed only to scare them out of considering their full range of reproductive health-care options, particularly abortion, they would avoid them entirely.
How considerate of NARAL to open with a succinct demonstration of the bias through which their findings will be filtered. To them, opposing abortion makes CPCs inherently untrustworthy—as if championing abortion isn’t ideological (to say nothing of the abortion industry’s profit motive). This is a classic expression of the arrogant liberal notion that they alone embody a clear-eyed devotion to the common good while everyone else is driven by prejudice and self-interest.
As for the idea that CPCs hide their views, NARAL claims:
Seventy-five percent of CPCs surveyed in New York City do not identify themselves as anti-abortion on their websites. While 37.5% explicitly state they do not refer women for abortion services, they still claim to be unbiased and provide accurate information. In California, 69% of the CPCs investigated advertise their counseling as unbiased.
You may have noticed that 75 plus 37.5 does not equal 100, which means that “do not identify themselves as anti-abortion” refers to something other than misrepresenting their services. Turns out that it only means 25% of the NY locations use the label “pro-life” on their websites. Because apparently women can’t be trusted to figure out that a website talking about alternatives to abortion and helping them with parenthood or adoption probably isn’t wild about the practice. (Oddly, NARAL doesn’t call out Planned Parenthood for pretending to be neutral “healthcare” providers One guess what word doesn’t appear on PP’s “Who We Are” page.)
To see how widespread this really is, let’s do a little experiment. Google “crisis pregnancy centers,” and share what you find in the comments. If this is such a prevalent tactic, surely examples will be abundant. Your results will vary depending on location, but here’s the first handful of centers that showed up for me:
Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center, Metro Women’s Care, The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia, Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia, Mosaic Virginia, and Nova Pregnancy Help Centers all explicitly state that they neither provide nor refer for abortion. Assist Pregnancy Center and Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater state up front that they “exis[t] to promote life through Christ to those vulnerable to abortion,” and support “Life for her precious pre-born child and life for her.”
At Blue Ridge Women’s Center, the fact that they offer parenting classes but their only abortion-related service is post-abortive healing consultations should be a tip-off. If not, they clarify that “our medical clinic neither provides nor refers for abortion.” And Bedford Pregnancy Center gives a straightforward list of services. Abortion isn’t there, and the Bible studies, teen abstinence education, and post-abortion healing support that are make clear why.
None of these organizations are trying to give the impression that they offer abortions. Further, the idea that abortion is such a routine staple of comprehensive care that the average person should expect it is another manifestation of NARAL substituting their bias for real medicine. The truth is that only 0.2% of physicians in the entire country are willing to provide abortions, making it anything but normal.
*”According to the bible, a fetus is not a living person with a soul until after drawing its first breath.”