Molly Ford, a pro-life spokeswoman who was quoted in a post I made Tuesday about a newspaper report that pregnancy centers funded with tax dollars are misleading women seeking information about abortions - telling them that the procedure can cause breast cancer, infertility and deep psychological trauma, even though just about every serious medical study shows that is not the case - sent me a copy of a report put out by her group, Care Net.
Even though the science is overwhelmingly against her group, the report quotes some medical studies and makes the bizarre claim that Henry Waxman (the Democratic congressman who released the study The Washington Post was reporting on) is really just mad that Care Net and other such groups are now competing for federal dollars.
But this section really jumped out at me. Emphasis mine:
"For decades pregnancy centers have sustained waves of attacks from abortion providers and proponent groups who routinely seek to discredit their competition. These groups have tried to limit women from accessing comprehensive information on abortion risks and alternatives, which is provided through the free and confidential services offered by the doctors, nurses, and volunteers at pregnancy centers.
"The latest coordinated string of attacks began late in December 2005 with a report issued by NARAL Pro-Choice Texas entitled Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Hidden Threat to Women's Health? Since then, the attacks have continued with reports issued by the National Abortion Federation and other groups who are angered that pregnancy centers have begun to compete for federal grants. Since 2001, pregnancy centers have started receiving federal grants to present abstinence-based educational programs in schools, instead of the "safe-sex" programs that abortion groups support."
You know, coming from a movement that literally attacks abortion providers, in some extreme cases shooting and killing doctors and blowing up clinics, at the minimum blockading clinics and harassing women trying to enter for medical procedures, they really should avoid using words like “waves of attack” when they try to tar their opponents.
Molly, I appreciate the info you sent and I will read it, but given the violent history of your side in this never-ending debate, be careful using words like "attack" when you're describing the pro-choice side.
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