By Tom Quiner
What did Democrats learn from Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s trial?
Was it that human abortion is evil?
Was it that human abortion clinics are too unregulated?
Was it that women’s reproductive health, and even their lives, are often times compromised when a healthy mother carrying a healthy baby in her womb chooses human abortion?
Based on Democrat’s newest proposed legislation, they think it is pro life clinics that are the problem, not the human abortion clinics. To that aim, legislation proposed by Maryland Rep. Carolyn Maloney has proposed an insidious bill (H.R. 2030) which would undercut pro life clinics everywhere.
Rep. Maloney calls the bill the “Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Services Act.”
What does it do? It limits the free speech of pro life clinics by piling on regulations on the way they advertise.
The bill would require that these clinics state that they do not provide or refer patients for abortions.
Such regulations would be the kiss-of-death for pro life clinics, whose entire mission is built on getting abortion-minded women in the door in the hope of truly informing them of their options. Unlike Planned Parenthood, most of the pro life clinics provide their services free of charge. They operate on donations from people who believe in the dignity of human life.
Pro life clinics provide information that often times dissuades women from abortion, including:
√ Fetal development.
√ Post-abortion trauma.
√ Infertility risks.
√ Risk of infections.
√ Increased risk of breast cancer.
√ Risk of death.
Pro life clinics give women who are pregnant and scared the unvarnished truth about the risks of human abortion. For that reason, Rep. Maloney calls them “fake” clinics:
“Crisis Pregnancy Centers … pose as sources of unbiased pregnancy counseling, using deceptive propaganda to dissuade women from considering comprehensive birth-control options or legal abortion. Fake reproductive health clinics entice women with unintended pregnancies through their doors under the pretense of providing the full range of reproductive options and services.”
Planned Parenthood calls them “fake clinics run by people who are anti-abortion.”
I pose this question: are the human abortionists unbiased? They are profiting handsomely when women choose abortions. Dr. Kermit Gosnell was knocking down a million and a half a year. He had a quarter-of-a-million in cash hidden in his house.
On the other hand, pro life clinics, such as Innervisions here in Des Moines, provide their services for free.
The answer is self-evident.
The director of the Innervisions clinic, Jenny Condon, told me why she does what she does:
“I run this ministry on faith and hope, not fear. And I believe we communicate openly and honestly to our clients. And it works. They trust us. I trust Christ to show us what to do and how to address the issue should it come up. And knowing we have the Holy Spirit on our side empowers us to do this work under any crossfire.”
The First Amendment is under attack at an unprecedented level since Democrats took over control of the government in 2008. This bill is yet another assault on free speech rights. Similar laws have been passed at the city level, in Baltimore and New York City. Fortunately, courts have struck them down.
This bill must be stopped. If it passes, human abortion will increase.
When women enter a pro life health clinic, they often receive a free ultrasound. Nine out of ten pregnant women who see the ultrasound change their mind about abortion. The ultrasound shines a light on the humanity of the child in her womb.
Planned Parenthood and their allies, the Democrats, will do anything to stop the pro lifers, including infringing on their free speech rights.
Oppose the deceptively titled “Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Services Act.”