It must be a kind of badge of honor among pro-abortion elected officials to be considered the best at harassing pro-lifers. Take Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) who is unloading on Pregnancy Help Centers with a vengeance.
I probably don’t have to even tell you what so enrages Sen. Warren. It’s alleged “disinformation.” Writing for National Review Online, John McCormack explains that pro-life charities “could be shut down under her bill if they ‘mimic Planned Parenthood’s colors’ and engage in other acts of supposed ‘disinformation.’”
So his headline is no exaggeration: “Elizabeth Warren Escalates Her War on Pregnancy Resource Centers”.
“These pro-life charities not only help women in poverty choose life instead of abortion, but they also help women after babies are born — providing clothing, diapers, housing assistance, and more,” McCormack writes. Needless to say, the indispensable work that PHC do with very limited resources doesn’t impress Warren.
Naw, they just need to be shutdown.
“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,” an incensed Warren told an NBC affiliate in Boston. “We need to shut them down here in Massachusetts and we need to shut them down all around the country.”
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Please note that she wants PHCs shut down “all around the country.” Note also that PHCs outnumber abortion clinics 3-1, which must really stick in her craw.
McCormack quotes from a recent National Review Online editorial:
Under Warren’s bill, [pregnancy center] charities could be fined $100,000 or “50 percent of the revenues earned by the ultimate parent entity” of the charity for violating the act’s “prohibition on disinformation” related to abortion. But the legislation itself does not define prohibited speech. Warren’s bill directs the Federal Trade Commission to “promulgate rules to prohibit a person from advertising with the use of misleading statements related to the provision of abortion services.” Warren’s bill would thus turn the Federal Trade Commission into a national abortion disinformation board. Perhaps the task of determining what counts as a prohibited “misleading” statement would fall to the recently unemployed Nina Jankowicz for the remainder of the Biden administration. Warren does not seem to have considered who might do this job in a future Republican administration.
We’ll keep an eye out how Sen. Warren’s bill fares. Let’s hope cooler heads (there must be a couple of them among all the pro-abortion Democrats) prevail.
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.