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.|