The four pregnancy centers in Montgomery County that don’t provide abortion services would be required to tell potential clients that they should go elsewhere for medical advice, under new legislation proposed by Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg.
Trachtenberg said the private centers, which promote themselves as a place to help women with unexpected pregnancies, often provide false and misleading medical information about the dangers of abortions or contraceptives in attempts to convince women not to abort their pregnancies.
Her resolution would require the centers to present potential clients with disclaimers in English and Spanish that the information given by the center isn’t intended as “medical advice or to establish a doctor patient relationship.” It would also require the centers to tell potential clients that they should consult with a health care provider before making decisions about their pregnancies.
“It’s pretty much just a consumer protection measure more than anything else,” Trachtenberg said. “We’re not saying they can’t seek clients and they can’t counsel them.”
She noted that the four centers outnumber the three full-service family planning clinics in Montgomery, which are funded partially with county dollars. [reference]
This tactic is becoming more popular because emergency pregnancy centers are cutting into aborturary profits.
Well then how about a sign like this to fulfill the law?
|Warning: This clinic does not perform abortions. We do not dismember children in the womb or attack them with chemicals. We provide actual help to pregnant women and their children.|
Plus what is good for the Goose is good for the Gander. If you are required to post what you don’t do, abortion clinics should have signs like this.
|We only perform abortions. If you want assistance in having your child we will do absolutely nothing for you. If you are considering adopting your child, again we will do nothing for you. There is no money in those services, but we can make a killing on abortion.|
|This Planned Parenthood clinic is for one choice only. If you do not want to abort your child keep walking. Our paid counselors will advise you only to abort. We are the number one abortion provider for a reason.|
|This womens’ health care clinic is not really about a womens health. Aborting your child will not make you one bit healthier and might even damage your health and your capability to have children in the future.|
|Surgeon General’s Warning. If you are sensitive to euphemisms in any way this clinic is not for you. While you are here you will be pounded with euphemisms of every sort from talking about “choice” to dehumanizing the child in your womb. We have a euphemism for everything to make the truth of abortion more palatable.|
Those fake signs are not funny or accurate. I love how you conservative religious folk think that if abortion is an option, that those who support the choice for abortion reject the idea of having a baby. Typical ignorance, although we expect nothing less.
Well done, sir! I really hope the pregnancy centers put that up if they are bullied into putting up a sign.
This works for me.
It is the truth, is it not?
As you said: “what is good for the Goose is good for the Gander.” Although I suspect there would be a lot of squawking if we tried.
If it comes to it, I hope the CPCs DO put up your signs, Jeff. Can there be a law that restricts the CPC to euphemistic speech? They shouldn’t be stripped of the right to tell the truth.
I live in Montgomery County and will be submitting the signs to my concilmember. I will also send copies to the administrators of the pregnancy centers that I have worked with.
That’s a great idea.
I think I’ll be doing the same thing too.
I love the signs. I know that there’s nothing funny about abortion, but the idea of those signs is – well, funny.
Who is this “we” you speak of, Jake? Because where I’m from, Planned Parenthood doesn’t offer sterilization for women who’ve had multiple abortions. It doesn’t offer adoption services.
In fact, it doesn’t offer a lot in options after the birth control has failed. And without options, where’s the “choice”?
How very typical, Jake. Someone points out a reality– that PP will only offer abortion– and you try to deny it, insult those who say it, and then change your accusation to the women being forced to have abortions by PP.
Silly troll, Czar Holdren is the one that wants to force women to have abortions!