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Massachusetts Wages Campaign Against Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Massachusetts Democrats have launched a taxpayer-funded campaign to attack pro-life pregnancy centers and promote the killing of unborn children through abortion.

“The nuisance actions of anti-abortion centers undermine the trust Americans should have in our health care system,” said Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll. Claimed “Education and accurate information will help counter the misinformation and unethical tactics these centers use to prey on people at a particularly vulnerable time,” they said in a June 10 statement.

campaignit is “According to the announcement, this is the “nation’s first public education campaign” for pro-life pregnancy centers. They warn of “dangers and potential harm.” The campaign, funded with $1 million in funding from the state’s fiscal 2023 supplemental budget, will include ads attacking pro-life pregnancy centers that will appear on social media, billboards, radio and transportation.

The campaign was launched in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Health and the pro-abortion group Reproductive Equity Now Foundation.

This campaign is mass.gov/GetTrustedCare The top of the page reads “Avoid Anti-Abortion Centers” and also includes a complaints portal and a list of clinics that offer a “wholesale” service, including abortion.

In a statement, Massachusetts Health Commissioner Dr. Robbie Goldstein accused pro-life clinics of “masquerading as holistic health care providers.”

“Every day, people across our state visit anti-abortion centers where these facilities pose as comprehensive medical providers, unaware that they are posing serious risks to the health and well-being of people seeking help, support and choices,” Goldstein said. “As a physician, I find this kind of deception and misrepresentation intolerable, and as commissioner I feel I must push back as hard as I can against these shameful practices and blatant misinformation.”

The release noted that pro-life pregnancy centers outnumber abortion clinics “more than two to one.”

It is important to emphasize that crisis pregnancy centers provide support to distressed pregnant women who choose the life of their unborn baby over abortion, and often state on their websites that they do not provide or refer for abortions. They also often provide support after the baby is born.

Charlotte Rogers Institute carried out A 2020 study of 2,700 pregnancy support centers nationwide found that in 2019, these U.S. clinics “provided services worth an estimated $266 million to nearly 2 million women, men, and young people. This outreach was accomplished by a total of 14,977 staff members and a total of 53,855 volunteers, of which more than 10,200 were licensed health professionals (3,791 staff members and 6,424 volunteers).”

Details of the report are as follows:

The number of centres offering medical services has increased since the last survey in 2017. [13] Free obstetric ultrasound services were offered by 2,132 centers (79%), STD/STI testing was offered by 810 centers (30%), and STD/STI treatment was offered by 563 centers (21%). [14] Additionally, 486,213 pregnancy-confirming ultrasounds, 731,884 pregnancy tests, 160,201 STI tests, and 967,251 consultations with new (unique) clients were provided, all at little or no cost. [15]

PHCs were shown to be a rich resource offering free support and education to improve the health of mothers, children, adolescents, and families, including prenatal and parenting classes in 2,312 centers (86%), childbirth classes in 742 centers (27%), breastfeeding consultations in 518 centers (19%), post-abortion support and recovery in 1,931 centers (72%), fertility awareness-based approaches in 188 centers (7%), and sexual risk prevention education presentations for adolescents in 979 centers (36%).

PHCs also provided a range of physical goods services at 2,525 centres (94%). These goods included 1,290,079 packs of diapers, 689,382 packs of wipes, 30,445 new car seats, 2,033,513 baby clothes and 19,249 strollers.

The study also found that these clinics had high customer satisfaction rates (average 99% per center) and were estimated to have saved the lives of 886,125 unborn babies since 2008.

Massachusetts Pregnancy Care Alliance report In 2023, the organization has served 4,084 clients, provided 1,725 ​​pregnancy tests, 1,371 ultrasounds, and $512,400 worth of free food, diapers, clothing, and supplies. The organization estimates it has saved the communities it serves $1.5 million.

The Pregnancy Care Alliance has filed a petition to protect pregnancy support centers, which it plans to present to the state legislature on June 25th. according to Go to the petition page.

“Massachusetts women should be given every opportunity to exercise their right to choice when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Pregnancy resource centers can provide this right through free services, medical care, supplies and counseling, as well as compassion, support and a variety of housing assistance and job training options that abortion providers do not offer,” the petition reads in part.

“We demand an immediate halt to all state efforts to undermine the PRC and further urge a statement of redress to Massachusetts residents who have been seriously misled about the PRC by the state’s unjustified attacks,” the statement continued.

according to According to Fox News, a bill being introduced in the Massachusetts state legislature would allow pregnancy support centers to be fined up to $1,000 at the discretion of the attorney general for making “false statements” about their services.

“This bill constitutes blatant viewpoint discrimination, targeting pro-life Chinese Communist Party rhetoric while allowing abortion clinics to operate freely,” the conservative nonprofit Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) said in a memo.

Katherine Hamilton is a political reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow her on X. Follow.

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