Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tit for Tat Truth

Major abortion providers are in a huff about crisis pregnancy centers from which not-yet-born babies emerge alive. Their newest tactic is to push laws that make a crisis pregnancy center notify potential clients through signage that the center does not perform abortions or refer clients to abortion providers.

Think of it like Burger King being forced to put up prominent signs stating that it doesn't offer a Big Mac or give out directions to the nearest McDonald's. Or a church being forced to state on a sign that it doesn't sell methamphetamine or recommend neighborhood dealers.

The Baptist Press published an informative article on the subject, listing arguments from both sides of the issue. Among other observations, it pointed out that Planned Parenthood has a clear financial interest in counseling clients to abort, something the statistics shout out loud and clear. Planned Parenthood performs 340 abortions for every one referral to an adoption agency.

Tit for tat

Okay, let's be fair. I propose that if pro-life crisis pregnancy centers are required to put up prominent signs, so should pro-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.

Pro-life centers: WE DO NOT PERFORM ABORTIONS.
Pro-abortion centers: WE KILL YOUR BABY.

Pro-life centers: WE DO NOT REFER TO ABORTION PROVIDERS.
Pro-abortion centers: WE URGE ABORTION OVER ADOPTION.

Fair is fair! Full disclosure cuts both ways.

But if only pro-life crisis pregnancy centers must post signs, then let the sign read: WE WILL NOT HELP YOU KILL YOUR OWN CHILD.

3 Comments:

Blogger James Kim said...

Well said Jim.

10:32 AM, March 24, 2011  
Blogger Semper Reformanda said...

A more accurate analogy for signage at these "Crisis Pregnancy Centers" would be a law forcing Burger King to admit: "We Don't Actually Sell Hamburgers, Despite What Our Name Suggests."

9:11 AM, March 25, 2011  
Blogger Jim said...

Semper,

Two things.

1) You must add your name and city, or I'll need to remove your letter. You don't even have your name in your profile. Anonymous posts are no way to carry on a conversation. Put your name on your assertions.

2) You make a wrong analogy. Crisis pregnancy centers DO provide a wide range of ways to help pregnant women. The only thing they do not offer is the one most drastic and cruel option: killing the unborn baby.

You have to assume that abortion is the ONLY way to provide care for a crisis pregnancy in order for your analogy to work. That is a false assumption, and your analogy doesn't work.

Jim Berkley
Bellevue, WA

2:02 PM, March 25, 2011  

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