Pennsylvania Abortion Center Turns to "Pledge a Protester" Fundraiser

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 13, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pennsylvania Abortion Center Turns to "Pledge a Protester" Fundraiser

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 13
, 2008

Allentown, PA ( — 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 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."