Friday, July 28, 2006

Your tax dollars promote abortion falsehoods

Are federally-funded Wisconsin pregnancy resource centers providing false or misleading information on abortion to young women who come to them for help?

One Wisconsin Now thinks that might be the case, based on a study released by Rep. Henry Waxman, of the House Committee on Government Reform, which found:
...federally funded pregnancy resource centers often mislead pregnant teens about the medical risks of abortion, telling investigators who posed as pregnant 17-year-olds that abortion leads to breast cancer, infertility, and mental illness.
A startling 87% of the centers contacted gave incorrect or outright false information.

Cory Liebmann explains the likely Wisconsin connection:
Although the names and locations of the centers were not listed, the report does list two national umbrella organizations with which the centers were affiliated. Those national network organizations are named in the report as Heartbeat International and Care Net. According to the report, Heartbeat International describes itself as the “first pro-life network of pregnancy resource centers in the U.S. and the largest in the world, supporting, strengthening and starting nearly 1,000 pregnancy centers to provide alternatives to abortion.”

A quick search done on the Heartbeat International website reveals that the organization appears to have at least 11 pregnancy centers in Wisconsin that are affiliated with them. These centers are located in Milwaukee, Racine, Oshkosh, Beloit and others. Then taking a look at the Wisconsin Right to Life website, we find that all of these Wisconsin based Heartbeat International affiliates are recommended as resources for women that need help.
Your tax dollars at work.


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