Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Mobile Crisis Pregnancy Center Launched For New York City

The numbers of ways in which pro-lifers are able to save the unborn [and their mothers] seems to be limited only by the imagination.

This news is a little old but makes an important point.

EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers is New York City's oldest and largest network of crisis pregnancy centers and pro-life health clinics (15 sites currently). It has announced the launch of the City's first pro-life, mobile ultrasound clinic to be parked at major abortion clinics- a full six days per week starting February 27th, 2007.

In co-ordination with local pro-life sidewalk counselors, EMC will offer free ultrasounds, hot drinks, and friendly compassionate crisis counseling to all pregnant women on their way into abortion clinics.

…women will be offered a judgment free space to reflect on their impending abortion without heavy pressure or coercion. Women will be offered free group housing, free pre-natal care, and material aid, as well as professional adoption counseling, besides an offer of a free ultrasound.

Apparently this initiative

…is the first in the U.S. of this type in a major American city, and the first ever in the city many in the pro-life movement refer to as "the Abortion Capital of America" where over 88,000 abortions were reported in 2005, according to the State of NY Department of Health.

I’ve noticed a few recent statistics which indicate that as many as 84% of women who view an ultrasound of their unborn child will choose to cancel plans for an abortion. When you think of it, that seems like an easy fix for the biggest part of the abortion holocaust, doesn’t it? Simply get women to have an ultrasound first, right?

But just imagine the difficulty of trying to force women to have an ultrasound! There should be a law forcing women, right?

Impossible you might say, but look at what the state of South Carolina did two days ago.

The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill March 21 that would require women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound image of their unborn baby. No other state has such a law. This law sounds like it could save many unborn lives.

At least seven states have laws concerning abortions and ultrasounds. For example, women in Oklahoma, Utah and Wisconsin must be told an ultrasound is available. In Arkansas and Michigan, if an ultrasound is performed, women must be given the opportunity to view it.

Why couldn’t we manage a law here in Canada like that of South Carolina? We could, with the right amount of determination, hard work, money, and prayer. It would be a good step towards saving Canada’s unborn and that’s exactly what Vote Life, Canada! is working to achieve.


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