Their campaign will remind our readers in Washington State of the hearings many of us attended earlier this year. They are using the same lines, the same tactics, but obviously hoping for a different outcome.
The Washington Legislature said "No" to them during this session. I have no doubt they are already organizing for their next attempt in Olympia.
Here's how the "Fight For Life" will play out nationally over the coming months. I have included their strategy, their talking points and their video.
NARAL New York, has produced a video that was placed on YouTube last week (May 10 ).
I strongly encourage you to spend a few moments and watch it. The video will likely circulate in your community, on cable, perhaps on local TV and even in classrooms. And is already on the Internet.
The video is revealing and repetitive of what many of us have heard in Olympia. Remember, this is a national campaign---"one city at a time."
You will note in the video the kinds of accusations that are being leveled at the pro-life pregnancy centers:
"Pregnancy Centers claim women who had abortions went crazy."
"The centers have no obligation to tell the truth."
"They exist for the sole purpose of dissuading women from seeking an abortion."
They are, "Emotionally bullying women."
They are, "A brainwashing outfit."
They "Pretend they're doctor's offices."
These statements are being made, not only by abortion industry employees, but by community leaders as well.
Here's the bottom line as I see it.
- In Washington State, a place not known for its conservative or pro-life community or legislators, we turned out in force at public hearings, contacted lawmakers with huge numbers of people asking them to defeat the efforts of Planned Parenthood, NARAL and others, and saw this very plan defeated. The force of our presence was felt by elected officials. The only thing new in this is the video.
- This video affirms what they denied in Olympia. They were not, as they claimed, merely wanting transparency and disclosure from Pregnancy Centers, by forcing them to physically post the services they do not provide. They wanted to shut them down. What they denied in Olympia, they are confirming with this campaign.
- They are once again going after the most vulnerable women in the most vulnerable neighborhoods, with their stated purpose of focusing on the urban areas.
Christian News Wire reports that, "Statistics show that African American and Latina women account for 27% of the female population in the US, yet, they undergo 59% of all abortions."
And abortion providers out number pregnancy centers by a rate of 5 to 1.
Once again the "Face of Evil" presents itself as an agent of light and help and compassion.
Be Vigilant. Be Strong. Be Discerning. Be Vocal. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.
Faith and Freedom
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