"The decision you make is going to affect your entire life. I know from experience from someone dear to my heart who made a choice for abortion, I know the pain she's going through, and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I can testify, it doesn't go away."
A Woman's Choice is non-profit corporation of the Southeast Christian Church, so they certainly have every right to promote their own agenda...but do they have the right to disguise that agenda in an effort to deceive women?
...A Woman's Choice is designed to look and feel like a medical center, not a religion-based organization with an agenda. Becky Edmondson, the executive director, said the center chose the look and name to reach women who were bombarded with pressures to abort and might think they had no other choice.
And how does A Woman's Choice counteract that bombardment? Through misinformation, deception and guilt...proving once again that some of the most un-Christ-like people are self-professed Christians...
If callers ask how much the center charges to perform an abortion...a counselor said: "I say, 'It changes, but why don't you come in for an ultrasound and we'll talk about it.' You don't want to deceive them, but you want a chance to talk to them." Once women come to the center, staff members - who oppose abortion even in cases involving rape and incest - encourage them to make further appointments, and refer them to doctors who share the center's views on abortion.
And once they've got you to their "crisis pregnancy center," they are:
...emphasizing what they say are the harmful effects of abortion - including increased risk of breast cancer and a psychological condition called postabortion syndrome, which are considered scientifically unsupported by the National Cancer Institute and the American Psychological Association.
Apparently if you can't persuade a woman by your religious arguments, telling lies about the risks associated with abortion is an acceptable "Plan B."
But the center does have a doctor and nurse practitioner and offers free ultra-sounds, so if you did have a medical question about abortion, you could get the answers at A Woman's Choice, right? Wrong. According to the medical director, the ultra-sound's function is, "persuasive, not diagnostic."
And if the religious arguments, the fake risks or the ultra-sound picture of your bouncing baby embryo didn't convince you to forego an abortion, you could talk to some of the women from their post-abortion group. They might even comfort you with a poetry reading, "written in the voice of an unborn child":
"I was safe in my mother's womb, then a doctor found me and ripped me apart."
God save me from these pseudo-Christians.