CPC Group Says Ultrasound Could Help End Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 9, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC


CPC Group Says Ultrasound Could Help End Abortion
June 9, 2003

Sterling, VA (LifeNews.com) — Kurt Entsminger, new President of Care Net, praised Newsweek’s June 9 cover story, "Should a Fetus Have Rights? How Science is Changing the Debate."

"Newsweek is doing what Life failed to do 38 years ago when it
published a series of photographs on the different stages of
embryonic development. Newsweek has taken the next step by asking the ultimate question, and the editors are to be commended.

"When the truth about life is accurately portrayed, women will
understand abortion is not a positive option and we will win the
debate every single time. Newsweek points out ultrasound pictures
pack such an emotional punch that even the most hard-line
abortions-rights supporters will find themselves questioning
their beliefs. Newsweek helped us present our side of the story,"
said Entsminger.

Entsminger, who has headed up Care Net’s public policy efforts,
has been involved in drafting and lobbying for passage of
ultrasound legislation currently being considered in Congress.

The bill, dubbed the Informed Choice Act, will enable pregnancy
centers to apply for grants to receive ultrasound machines
allowing women to see their unborn children before choosing

Mr. Entsminger said Care Net would be distributing complementary
copies of the Newsweek story to all 535 Members of Congress,
asking them to co-sponsor the ultrasound bill currently pending
in both legislative chambers.

"NARAL and Planned Parenthood are on record opposing the Informed Choice Act. They don’t want women to see ultrasound pictures because they know ultrasounds deter women from getting abortions. One abortionist on Long Island even said, The bottom line is no woman is going to want an abortion after she sees a sonogram.’

"If NARAL and Planned Parenthood are really pro-choice as they
claim, why do they oppose a woman’s right to see an ultrasound
picture of her unborn baby? In a truly pro-choice America, women
should be fully informed about all pregnancy options. That is
exactly what our network of 700 pregnancy centers is committed to
do," said Entsminger. The Informed Choice Act, which Care Net
supports, requires that every women receiving ultrasound services
be given the right to see the images of their unborn children.

Before his appointment as Care Net’s new President, Entsminger
served as Care Net’s Executive Vice President and General