New Pro-Abortion Billboard Claims City “Needs Abortion,” Says Pro-Life People Use “Harassment”

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 8, 2017   |   12:15PM   |   Toledo, OH

A new billboard near the last abortion facility in Toledo, Ohio claims women “need” to be able to abort their unborn babies.

The billboard, sponsored by the radical pro-abortion group NARAL, is located at the corner of North Haven and West Sylvania Avenue, barely a block away from the Capital Care Network abortion facility, NBC News 42 reports.

“Toledo needs abortion care,” the billboard proclaims in bold lettering. It adds, “Women deserve harassment-free heathcare,” a reference to pro-life advocates who stand outside and counsel women about their unborn babies and the risks of abortion.

“The majority of Americans believe once a woman has made the decision to have an abortion, she deserves to have that care in her community without political interference and without harassment and intimidation,” NARAL spokesperson Jaime Miracle told the news station.

The Toledo City Council also is considering a proposal from abortion activists to set up a 20-foot buffer zone around the abortion facility to hinder pro-lifers from reaching out to women, according to the report.

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Abortion activists with NARAL claim pro-life advocates harass and intimidate women by offering them information about their unborn babies, abortion risks and pregnancy and parenting resources. But pro-life advocates and sidewalk counselors are peaceful and often prayerful volunteers who reach out with love and compassion to women and their babies. The pro-life movement openly and repeatedly condemns harassment and violence of all forms.

NARAL also tries to smear the work of pro-life pregnancy resource centers and lobbies against legislation to ensure that women are fully informed about their options before having an abortion.

Pro-abortion groups like NARAL call themselves “pro-choice” but they push women toward just one “choice” – abortion – and attack individuals and groups that offer women life-affirming choices for themselves and their babies.

Billboards are just one of the many ways they try to push their decidedly pro-abortion agenda on families across the United States.