5 Things Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Want You to Know About Pregnancy Resource Centers
by Paula Bolyard
… While politicians and activists battle over the legislative issues, compassionate counselors at non-profit pregnancy resource centers (and their donors) quietly make a monumental difference in the lives of mothers, fathers, and babies every hour of every day across the United States. They literally save the lives of babies.
It’s no wonder Planned Parenthood warns women to avoid these non-profit pregnancy centers which, let’s be honest, hurt their bottom line.
Here are some things you may not know — 5 Things Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Want You to Know About Pregnancy Resource Centers:
1. Pregnancy Resource Centers Outnumber Abortion Clinics
Most reports estimate there are around 2500 pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in the United States. But two networks alone — Care Net and Heartbeat International – boast 2115 centers between them. A third network, Birthright International, lists six centers within 50 miles of my home in northeast Ohio. These networks don’t include independently operated centers, so the 2500 estimate is likely a low number.
2. Pregnancy Centers Provide Free Services
Most centers provide all of their services to their clients free of charge. This may include an initial pregnancy test, counseling, and, at many centers, an ultrasound so the mother has the opportunity to see her unborn baby. And unlike abortion clinics, pregnancy centers care for the mother throughout her pregnancy and even during the child’s infancy. The centers can provide maternity and baby clothes, diapers, formula, and furniture. At most centers, the clients can earn credits to “shop” for items they need by attending childbirth and parenting classes.
Some centers operate homes for pregnant moms who find themselves homeless. In addition to taking parenting classes, the mothers learn life skills, enabling them to provide better lives for themselves and their babies.
One of the narratives of Pro-Abortion folk, their politician-pimps and their shills in the MSM is that Pro-Life people don’t care about the mother and the baby beyond the mother giving birth. As this article illustrates, their narrative is pretty much an inversion of reality. The narrative is rather fragile lie as well, as learning what services Pro-Life pregnancy resource centers is as easy as visiting their websites and finding the page listing the offered services.