Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Because We Wouldn't Want To Save Any More Babies Than Absolutely Necessary

Baltimore Law Aims to Undermine Charitable Work of Pregnancy Resource Centers, Say Pro-life Activists

A bill passed by the Baltimore City Council in November and signed into law on Dec. 4 will require pregnancy resource centers operating within the city to post signs stating what services the facilities do not offer. Signs -- to be posted outside the centers -- must state that they do not provide or give referrals for abortion or contraceptives.

Pro-life activists say this is the first time in the United States that a nonprofit service provider has been required to post such signage. They believe the law is intended to undermine their efforts to help women make an informed decision about an unplanned pregnancy. The signs will turn more women to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, they say.

Abortion supporters hate crisis pregnancy centers for "tricking" women into actually knowing enough about their babies not to kill them. "Tricking," of course, includes informed consent, sonograms and information about adoption.