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5 Things Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Want You to Know About Pregnancy Resource Centers

They don't want to cut into their profitable business model.

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Paula Bolyard

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March 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

1. Pregnancy Resource Centers Outnumber Abortion Clinics

Most reports estimate there are around 2500 pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in the United States. But two networks alone — Care Net and Heartbeat International – boast 2115 centers between them. A third network, Birthright International, lists six centers within 50 miles of my home in northeast Ohio. These networks don’t include independently operated centers, so the 2500 estimate is likely a low number.

Compare that to the number of abortion providers in the country. A website called AbortionDocs.org shows some startling statistsics. Though Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land and there have already been 200,000 abortions committed this year (see the live counter here), the number of abortion clinics pales in comparison to the number of pregnancy support centers. Currently, there are only 652 surgical abortion clinics in the country and an additional 178 centers that dispense abortion pills.

When abortion proponents charge that members of the pro-life movement don’t care about women and their babies after they choose life, they’re either lying or don’t know what they’re talking about. Pro-life individuals and organizations put their time (and money) where their mouth is, providing compassionate care for mothers and their babies both before and after the birth of their children in centers that far outnumber “reproductive health” outfits.

Make no mistake — abortion mills are still “winning” the numbers game by sheer force of their factory model, having convinced two generations of women that a baby is an inconvenient “choice” that can be eliminated with a vacuum hose or, now, a pill. But day by day, woman by woman, pregnancy centers running on shoestring budgets (often staffed by tireless volunteers) are saving the lives of babies and offering hope to women with unplanned pregnancies; and in the process, they are changing the culture.

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Being alive is the greatest gift, ever. My father died recently and before his passing he apologized for not leaving any inheritance for his children. I said to him, Daddy! I'm alive! That's the only inheritance I could ever want.
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Any Republican who votes for any funding of Planned Parenthood is supporting taxpayer funding for abortion. This includes any Republicans who vote for 'continuing resolutions'. There are no exceptions.
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Beautifully written, very well done. I am sorry you don't have a million other comments saying this, you should.

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Pregnancy Resource Centers do not offer birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Their goal is simply to persuade women not to have an abortion.
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Effective, safe birth control pills can be obtained at any Wal-Mart or Target pharmacy (and at many grocery store and drug store pharmacies) for less than $10 per month -- less than the cost of two lattes at Starbucks. I've even heard of $4 per month from some of them. The availability of birth control isn't a problem here, obviously. Therefore, providing "the pill" wouldn't help the Pregnancy Resource Centers accomplish their goal -- helping pregnant women and preventing abortions. Besides, they typically have very limited resources, and becoming a pill dispensary would probably bankrupt them.
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Spot on, Antacid. In addition, pregnancy centers stress abstinence and spiritual growth. Nearly every girl who attends public school is taught where she can get birth control pills and condoms (if they're not handed out at the school). The pregnancy centers offer an alternative that is much more healthy--physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
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I have never been a fan of Steven Tyler or Aerosmith. But I was incredibly touched by Julia Holcomb's story.

What an incredibly horrible experience. And it leaves open questions about how the fire got started that nearly ended HER life. The implications are that Steven and/or his friend Ray attempted to kill both her and her baby. She doesn't mention the outcome in this video. What was the result of the investigation into the fire? The fact that all the doors were locked, and the bolt was jammed certainly appears to have been attempted murder.

I spent most of my life chasing education and careers and woke up one day to find that my life had passed me by with my ever having kids (which I dearly love). So I can't imagine anyone ever wanting to harm such precious treasures.

Thanks for posting these videos!

Stephen David
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It's a heartbreaking story all around. The underlying story is if people were forced to watch abortions, they'd be beating down the doors of their legislators to make the procedures illegal.

There is much debate about whether images of aborted babies should be considered protected speech. Some courts have ruled that the images are so gruesome that they would be harmful to children and cause emotional harm, so they're lumped into the category with pornography. It's a very tricky question.
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Being alive is the greatest gift, ever. My father died recently and before his passing he apologized for not leaving any inheritance for his children. I said to him, Daddy! I'm alive! That's the only inheritance I could ever want.
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Our crisis pregnancy 'saved' about 40 babies from the PP abortionist center here last year, but PP still averages aprox 5-8 abortions a week.
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The pregnancy center we support saves about one baby per week. With their annual budget, that comes out to only a few thousand per life saved. And as you correctly note, there's no comparison to the "work" the abortionists are doing. Still, in my area, I can think of at least 4 PRC's, so the work is multiplied, improving the numbers a bit.

It's interesting to ponder whether the abortion clinic or pregnancy center got the baby who would grow up to cure cancer or discover a new technology that would change the world. We'll never know what those millions of babies could have done with their lives.
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Let's face it, there's big profit in evil and PP is all about doing evil.
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Any Republican who votes for any funding of Planned Parenthood is supporting taxpayer funding for abortion. This includes any Republicans who vote for 'continuing resolutions'. There are no exceptions.
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Beautifully written, very well done. I am sorry you don't have a million other comments saying this, you should.

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