Abortion advocates constantly accuse pregnancy centers of misleading women to believe that abortion is unsafe and using manipulative advertising to get women to visit to their clinic. They also claim that pro-life clinics use medical misinformation, emotional manipulation and religious doctrine to persuade women against abortion.
However, most of the time it’s the abortion industry that manipulates women. Since they are all about their bottom line, which is to increase revenue by pressuring women to have abortions, they often don’t tell women the whole truth about abortion. And now pro-abortion advocates in California are even working to ensure that pregnancy centers are denied rental space.
Attorneys with Pacific Justice Institute filed the suit in Solano County Superior Court on behalf of Alpha Pregnancy Clinics, which offers women hope and alternatives in the midst of crisis pregnancies. After Alpha negotiated with the landlord, signed the lease, and submitted the first rental check, the landlord backed out, surprising the clinic by claiming it was not a good fit. One of the building’s current tenants is Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. In other cities and states, Planned Parenthood has sought to shut down non-profits similar to Alpha that encourage women to consider alternatives to abortion.
The lawsuit seeks specific performance of the rental contract and damages under California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act. Under the lease Alpha had been scheduled to move into the building November 15. The landlord’s breach of contract has left Alpha in limbo.
Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, commented, “During this Christmas season, it is sadly ironic that pregnant women are again being denied access to a place that could offer safety and hope. This time, though it isn’t because there is no room at the inn—it is because of opposition to the pregnancy clinic’s pro-life beliefs. This is not just ironic—it is illegal under California law.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time pro-life pregnancy centers have faced discrimination.
In fact, in March 2011, pro-abortion legislators passed a law in New York that would prohibit pro-life centers to advertise their services, and would enforce burdensome disclaimers and confidentiality requirements upon centers that offered abortion alternatives.
And similarly in Austin, Texas, abortion activists pushed a law that was designed to cripple the efforts of pregnancy centers. Thankfully, in both of these situations pro-lifers pushed back and the courts struck down the legislation.
Additionally, in 2014, NARAL “Pro-choice” America worked tirelessly to ensure that abortion-minded women wouldn’t find out about local pro-life centers on the internet.
As LifeNews previously reported, according to NARAL, people using Google to search for “abortion clinics” got ads advertising pro-life pregnancy centers about 79 percent of the time, which cuts into the profit margins of abortion facilities. Unfortunately, their national campaign to complain to Google worked and the search engine banned the ads. Hopefully, in California, the illegal discrimination of pro-life pregnancy centers will be revealed for what it is and the Alpha Pregnancy Center will be able to move into their rental space.