Pennsylvania Abortion Center Turns to "Pledge a Protester" Fundraiser
by Steven Ertelt
June 13, 2008
Allentown, PA (LifeNews.com) — The Allentown Women’s Center abortion business in Pennsylvania is tired of the constant presence of pro-life advocates outside its facility. In a passive aggressive effort to intimidate the protesters and compel them to stop, the abortion center is resorting to the old "Pledge a Protester" campaign.
The abortion business hopes to raise money from supporters for every minute pro-life advocates appear outside the center to help women find abortion alternatives.
"We’re trying to get a no-lose situation," an AWC director Jennifer Boulanger told WFMZ-TV. She said the funds will go to pro-abortion groups.
"Remember, the longer the protesters stay the more money they make for pro-choice charities," she added. "We chose the most aggressive protestors that are consistently here and we chose charities they wouldn’t like."
Pro-life advocate John Dunkle says the pro-abortion fundraising wont deter him — "Once in a while we save a child" he told the station.
The abortion center says it has raised $1,400 to this point.
Maria Vitale, the director of education for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, talked with LifeNews.com about the fundraising idea.
She called it a publicity stunt that hides how abortion hurts women and children.
Whenever an abortion occurs, there are two victims — the child who is killed, and the mother who may be seriously physically or emotionally harmed," she said. "No publicity stunt by abortion providers can mask that painful reality."