I thought I’d post this up in hopes of anyone out there thinking of going to one of these “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” will think twice.
Also, be sure to check out this link where more the lies spewed by Ken Cuccinelli and his supporters are exposed and really, seeing the video or reading the text – either way – it is clear to see how messed up these people are in the head. Nicest way of putting it.
Oh and as a side note, having an abortion did not ruin my life. It wasn’t the most fun thing I’ve done, all women feel differently and that’s okay… But for me, almost a year later, I can say I feel a great RELIEF because I know without a doubt (as I did then) that it was the right choice. Not just for me, but morally. Abortion is not evil, it is not wrong. Stay strong and listen to your HEART – no one else.
Will have my videos up on these kind of topics soon.
Dangerous Lies Told by Anti-Choice “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”
Have you ever seen advertisements that read “Pregnant? Scared?” or offer free pregnancy tests? Those are marketing tactics by anti-choice “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) aimed at luring women through their doors in order to deceive and shame them out of choosing abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation recently investigated CPCs in their state to expose the lies and misinformation CPC employees tell women.
Here are a few of the most egregious lies that CPCs tell women who believe they’re getting honest medical advice, debunked:
CPC Lie #1: Abortion causes breast cancer.
Truth: This claim has been refuted by the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association, and the National Cancer Institute. The most respected scientific studies all show that abortion care does NOT increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
CPC Lie #2: Abortion will ruin your chances of having children in the future.
Truth: Another unfounded claim. The Guttmacher Institute explains, “The preponderance of evidence from well-designed and well-executed studies shows no connection between abortion and future fertility problems.” And according to the Mayo Clinic, abortion (both surgical and medical) does NOT harm a woman’s chance of getting pregnant or having a healthy pregnancy in the future.
CPC Lie #3: Abortion is extremely dangerous.
Truth: The National Abortion Federation reports that legal abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed in the U.S. today. Of the women who received early care – when the majority of women end their pregnancies – “97% percent of women report no complications, and less than 0.5% have more serious complications that require some additional surgical procedure and/or hospitalization.” In fact, the complication rate of legal, medically supervised, first-trimester abortion in the United States is significantly lower than the complication rate of most other common outpatient procedures.
CPC Lie #4: Having an abortion will ruin your life.
Truth: The decision to end a pregnancy is a deeply personal one and can elicit a wide variety of emotions, but research has found that “[w]hile some women may experience sensations of regret, sadness or guilt after an abortion, the overwhelming responses are relief and happiness.” Another Guttmacher study found that most women do not feel regret after having an abortion procedure. In order to make the best decision for her and her family, a woman must have accurate and comprehensive information. If CPC employees really cared about women’s mental health, they wouldn’t subject them to coercion and shame.
These lies are designed to scare women out of choosing abortion care. When a woman doesn’t have honest information about her options, it could endanger her reproductive health. And it’s happening across the country. There are 34 states that currently support these dangerous centers with taxpayer dollars. Is your state one of them?
Original Post HERE