Brought to you by the pro-abortion nutjobs in Congress, a bill is in play forcing the FDA to prevent crisis pregnancy centers from saying they "help" women. No, I'm serious. Really.
Michael Tennant of the New American writes:
Imagine a crisis pregnancy center, whose very purpose is to counsel pregnant women to preserve their unborn babies’ lives, representing itself as an abortion clinic. Hard to imagine, isn’t it?Here's the real deal -the baby killing business has seen better days and crisis pregnancy centers are to blame. So the abortion industry needs to drive crisis pregnancy centers out of business in order to survive.
Believe it or not, the abortion lobby and its allies in Congress are actually pushing legislation to prevent just such an occurrence — or at least that is the excuse they are giving for attempting to regulate crisis pregnancy centers’ advertising.
According to CNSNews.com, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) have reintroduced a bill (first introduced in 2007) that would require the Federal Trade Commission to “promulgate rules to prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice, any person from advertising with the intent to deceptively create the impression that such person is a provider of abortion services if such person does not provide abortion services.”
Crisis pregnancy centers often advertise with billboards bearing the words “Pregnant? Need help?” To the untrained eye such ads simply appear to be offering some sort of unspecified assistance to pregnant women who are unsure about having a baby. To the eagle eyes of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, and other militant abortion supporters, however, this is false advertising because the best way, in their opinion, to help a pregnant woman is to kill her baby.
NARAL’s website, for example, says that crisis pregnancy centers “often mislead women into believing that they provide a full range of reproductive-health services. They do so by using questionable advertising tactics and providing dishonest or evasive answers when women call to inquire about their services.”
Planned Parenthood echoes these sentiments, telling visitors to its website that crisis pregnancy centers “are fake clinics run by people who are anti-abortion. They often don’t give women all their options. They have a history of scaring women into not having abortions. Absolutely no one should pressure you or trick you into making a decision you’re not comfortable with.” (Curiously, the pressure-free salespeople at Planned Parenthood perform abortions at a ratio of 62-to-1 over performing adoption referrals.)
If CPC's are lying to people there are laws already on the books to prosecute but they don't want to report them to the Better Business Bureau they want to drive them out of business. Nothing else will do.
As Tennant writes: "This bill ought not see the light of day so that more babies will."