Elizabeth Warren issued a radical call Tuesday to “shut down” pregnancy resource centers that help millions of pregnant and parenting mothers and babies in need.
The Massachusetts Democrat insisted that the pro-life organizations be closed, claiming they “torture” and “fool” pregnant women, according to Fox News.
“In Massachusetts right now, those crisis pregnancy centers that are there to fool people who are looking for pregnancy termination help outnumber true abortion clinics by three to one,” Warren told Massachusetts reporters. “We need to shut them down here in Massachusetts, and we need to shut them down all around the country. You should not be able to torture a pregnant person like that.”
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Her outrageous comments demonstrate how radically pro-abortion Warren is. She would close non-profit organizations whose primary mission is to support pregnant and parenting mothers and help them feel empowered to choose life for their babies.
“Pregnancy centers give away $266 million of free medical services and resources to communities all over this incredible country. And her words are just incredibly hurtful,” Heidi Matzke, of Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Sacramento, California, told Fox News.
Matzke’s facility and others have had to increase security in recent weeks because of pro-abortion activists’ false and misleading attacks and hostility about the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Dozens have been vandalized since May and several have been victims of arson.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America criticized Warren and other Democrat leaders for trying to shut down groups that help families in need, providing more than 730,000 pregnancy tests, 486,000 ultrasounds, 160,200 STI/STD tests, 1.3 million packs of diapers, 2 million baby outfits and more – all for free in just one year.
“Pro-abortion Democrats’ extreme rhetoric is fueling an unprecedented wave of attacks on pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations across the country,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the organization.
Dannenfelser said pro-life advocates run nearly 3,000 pregnancy centers across the U.S. that serve millions of men and women every year and provide millions of dollars in free material assistance.
“In 2019, over 10,000 licensed medical workers provided care – 6,400 of whom were volunteers. Unlike the profit-driven abortion industry, they offer women and families real choices,” she said.
Pro-life lawmakers defended pro-life pregnancy centers, too, pointing out their critical work serving families and saving babies from abortion.
“Elizabeth Warren’s endless ASSAULT to defund crisis pregnancy centers is truly SICK,” U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, responded. “They’ll do ANYTHING expand abortions, including hurting struggling expecting moms who want to start a family. To radical Democrats, it’s abortion or NOTHING.”
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, questioned Warren’s and pro-abortion lawmakers’ motives, writing on Twitter, “What does the left have against those working to support mother and child?”
Pro-life leaders have been sending a strong message to pregnant mothers struggling with the news that Roe v. Wade has been overturned: We’re here to help. Amid the celebrations and joy at the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, pro-lifers emphasized that the movement will work harder than ever to help families in need so that no mother ever feels like she needs to abort her unborn child.
Millions of mothers turn to pro-life pregnancy centers for help every year, whether it’s baby formula, cribs, car seats, diapers, pregnancy tests, counseling or emotional support. Services typically include counseling and pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, maternity and baby clothes, diapers and car seats. Some also offer medical services including well-women exams and STD testing and treatment, along with parenting classes, job skill training, help signing up for government assistance and more. Many offer post-abortion counseling as well.