Democrats in Congress Respond to Gosnell by Attacking Pregnancy Centers

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 21, 2013   |   11:15AM   |   Washington, DC

What do Democrats in Congress do in response to the conviction of late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell? They apparently think the best response is to attack pregnancy centers that provide women with abortion alternatives.

According to a new report in The Hill, Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced legislation attacking pregnancy centers because think they telling women about alternatives and informing them of the medical and mental health problems women face following abortions is somehow deceptive.

As the report indicates:

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the House sponsor of the Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Services Act (H.R. 2030), said CPCs should not be allowed to deceive women who are seeking information about their pregnancy.

Her bill would give the Federal Trade Commission the ability to investigate reports of misleading claims from CPCs, just as it can investigate other consumer products and services.

The bill is supported by the National Abortion Federation, whose president, Vicki Saporta, said that CPCs “have a long history of intentionally misleading women to prevent them from accessing abortion case.”

Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, added that she is “thrilled that Rep. Maloney is acting to hold these fake ‘clinics’ accountable.”

Maloney’s bill has 12 House co-sponsors, all Democrats, and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has introduced a companion bill in the Senate.

Never mind that Saporta’s group, NAF failed to report the horrors of Gosnell’s abortion clinic even though it knew of what was happening there. Instead, it wants to crack down on pro-life pregnancy centers providing actual help to women instead of killing their babies in gruesome abortions and infanticides.

Dave Andrusko of National Right to Life also noted this hypocrisy by Democrats.

“Let’s see. Kermit Gosnell has just been sentenced on three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of three unborn babies aborted alive and involuntary manslaughter of a woman who died of a drug overdose during her abortion.  Another abortionist in Texas is reportedly under investigation for Gosnell-like behavior,” he says. “So what is the pro-abortion congressional response to this litany of horror stories. Well, according to The Hill Newspaper, “Dems look to crack down on anti-abortion ‘crisis pregnancy centers.’” Yes, that is their response, which is applauded by the likes of (surprise, surprise) NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Abortion Federation (NAF).”



“This, by the way, the same NARAL that managed to pretend to condemn Gosnell’s “atrocities” but never once mention the thousands of babies who were aborted over the course of 31 years and the untold number of whom were late abortions,” Andrusko added. ”

And the same NAF which said not word one to authorities after turning down Gosnell’s request to become a member? Why? Because his Women’s Medical Society was “beyond redemption.” Talk about misplaced priorities.”