shoomy2003 (shoomy2003) wrote in prodeath,

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Hi I'm new, but I had to post this because it pisses me off like none other.

An Indiana mother recently accompanied her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend to one of Indiana's Planned Parenthood clinics, but they unwittingly walked into a so-called "crisis pregnancy center" run by an anti-abortion group, one that shared a parking lot with the real Planned Parenthood clinic and was designed expressly to lure Planned Parenthood patients and deceive them.

The group took down the girl's confidential personal information and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said would be in their "other office" (the real Planned Parenthood office nearby). When she arrived for her appointment, not only did the Planned Parenthood staff have no record of her, but the police were there. The "crisis pregnancy center" had called them, claiming that a minor was being forced to have an abortion against her will.

The "crisis pregnancy center" staff then proceeded to wage a campaign of intimidation and harassment over the following days, showing up at the girl's home and calling her father's workplace. Our clinic director reports that the girl was "scared to death to leave her house." They even went to her school and urged classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion.

The anti-choice movement is setting up these "crisis pregnancy centers" across the country. Some of them have neutral-sounding names and run ads that falsely promise the full range of reproductive health services, but they dispense anti-choice propaganda and intimidation instead. And according to a recent article in The New York Times, there are currently more of these centers in the U.S. than there are actual abortion providers. What's more, these centers have received $60 million in government grants. They're being funded by our tax dollars.

A bill has just been introduced in Congress to stop the fraudulent practices of fake clinics, but it desperately needs more support. Tell your representative to take a stand: anti-choice extremists must not get away with this any longer!

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That shit pisses me off too. Our town doesn't even HAVE a Planned Parenthood, but it DOES have a fucking "Hope Center", which has recently taken to posting flyers on our college campus. I'm so tempted to vandalize the damn things...they say "We offer services such as: free pregnancy testing, post-abortion counseling, prenatal and parenting classes, etc."

I'm considering writing on them, "We'll do anything to keep you from using your right to choose, including lying to you about the abortion procedure, using delaying tactics to make sure it's too late for you to even consider an abortion, and filling your head with b.s. about how abortions cause breast cancer. Oh yeah, we'll do ANYTHING to save the bayyyybeees, but once you give birth, you're on your own, you fornicating slutwhorebag."
No shit. What pisses me off most is that they deliberately harrassed the girl and her family. They even told her classmates which is so completely wrong in my book. Why didn't the police intervene?? Oh wait, hah, I forgot they were involved as well, but only in the aid of harrassment.

Buuuullll shit. I can't wait to email my representative about this shit. I get involved when I'm angered.
And according to a recent article in The New York Times, there are currently more of these centers in the U.S. than there are actual abortion providers. What's more, these centers have received $60 million in government grants. They're being funded by our tax dollars.

That's what really makes me sick.
OH my gosh, I know. How is that legal?!? How is it that we take money away from Planned Parenthood and other organizations and some how plop this large lump sum for these absolute freaks who think that the government should be run by religion? It makes me want to move out of the country.
Yeah, exactly... we'll raise hell and torment you, as long as you don't abort a parasite... but once it's born, you're on your own. What kind of logic is this?
I've taken the step up to vandalizing the things already. >D
Funny, when my vandalization is more helpful and informative than what I am vandalizing.
Good! Take that, you stupid ultra idiotic every-child-is-wanted-by-someone supremists! Why isn't that 6 million going into the foster care system for people who are forced to have/give up their children?
hentajess, you should really speak out against them distributing things like that. Or at least counter it with your own "propaganda," so to speak. Two can play at that game. I know things like that happen on my campus(and I go to a college that has religious roots, but is no longer a Christian school), and I make sure to speak out. I write letters to the editor of the paper, our Women's Resource group makes fliers of our own about protecting reproductive freedom. We have a lot of problems with those sorts of places in Ohio. They say they offer unbiased options, but in reality, they are run by churches and pro life groups and employ pro life people exclusively.
This kind of story makes me so angry with the pro-life movement. They're so willing to ruin people's lives just to prevent the termination of a fetus that has no awareness, no capacity for pain, no anything. The "sanctity of human life" argument for something being immoral is not good enough, and the fact that these people show no compassion for someone like the girl in this story just goes to show the extent to which the pro-life movement is NOT motivated by REAL compassion for life, but by FEAR OF SEXUALITY.

There's a Crisis Pregnancy place like that here in London, Ontario. Their ads are EXTREMELY neutral sounding. They run a hotline, and the ads for it on busses here just say "Worried?" with a picture of a pregnancy test showing a positive result and a woman looking upset, and then a 1-800 number. This is extremely misleading, since they are definitely anti-abortion from the signs displayed in front of their building. I definitely feel like doing Something about it this summer, now that I have some extra time, but I'm not sure what. I'd love to mount some sort of campaign against them. I even have a megaphone in my closet...