Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPC) are kind of the opposite of the old cliché.  Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck — but it’s NOT a duck.  Gotcha!

Crisis pregnancy centers exist — and they’re spreading like cancer — solely for the purpose of sidetracking and derailing women who are seeking an abortion.  When a desperate woman walks in, thinking she’s finally found an abortion clinic or at least a referral, she gets bombarded with confusing sales pitches, brochures, lectures, pictures.  It might be hours before she finally figures out she’s been had; or before the CPC employee finally blurts out “Oh, you want an abortion?!?  [gasp]  We don’t do that here!”

The title of the linked article asks if crisis pregnancy centers are using “false advertising.”  Well DUUUHHH!!!  If this isn’t false advertising, I don’t know what is.

In Washington — probably other states too — legislation was introduced (and defeated) which would have required crisis pregnancy centers to have prominent signs clearly stating that they do NOT offer abortion as one of their services.  There was a bunch of orchestrated folksy-sounding letters to the local paper, all expressing bewilderment at this incredible government bureaucratic overreach.  “What???  A business has to advertise the products they DON’T sell???”  “What’s next?  Will the local butcher have to have a huge sign saying he doesn’t sell organic vegetables?”

Let’s turn this around, shall we?  A would-be gun buyer walks into a store called “Gitcher Gun Right Here.”  The customer gets a smooth sales pitch that gradually oozes into a lecture about gun violence.  Finally the customer says “OK, cut to the chase.  I came here to buy a —”  “What?!?  If you still want to buy one of those deadly contraptions, you came to the wrong place.”

How would the Right react?  Think they’d still be spewing out their choreographed soundbites about “Oh sure, and let’s make sure every butcher tells his customers that he doesn’t sell tofu or alfalfa sprouts, huh huh huh huh uh uh uh uh.”

A few months ago, Shari Plunkett — founder of First Resort, a chain of crisis pregnancy centers — sent the following e-mail to her fellow fetus-worshipers:

“With the closing of five abortion clinics in the Bay Area in March, our call volume has never been higher.  Women are calling in survival mode, with utter panic in their voices…‘Planned Parenthood has closed’, they tell us, ‘I need an abortion, can you help me?’  This is one of the most amazing opportunities we’ve ever had to serve abortion minded women.”


Labels: , ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been years since I thought about this:

One phone number I had was one digit off from Planned Parenthood. I got called day and night from desperate women who needed help.

Before I could break in and tell them they have the wrong number I would get some sad story of rape, incest, date rape drugs and broken promises that eventually made me change my number.

I was also going to make jokes - but then realized these women needed REAL help, not deception.

Maybe that's why I just thought about it, It took so many years to get over it.


November 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Maybe we ought to set up crisis liberal-bashing centers, where under the guise of giving radical-right windbags a chance to vent, devious psychological manipulation is employed to make them fearful of the moneyed masters.

November 7, 2011 at 12:04 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Ugh. The previous comment should with their moneyed masters.

November 7, 2011 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

They've been around southern Ohio for at least 20 years. I'm amazed everyone doesn't know by now that they are an arm of Jesusistan.

November 7, 2011 at 5:13 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Be nice if these same folks thought of the children post-birth, but I'm also high right now.

November 7, 2011 at 6:03 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Makes me want to get pregnant just so I could go into one of these places and cause a scene, when they tell me I'm not in a place that helps women with THEIR reproductive organs. As a member of "I have a womb, stay the fuck out of it", this would be something I could get behind or even start when I do get pregnant.

November 7, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That racist Margaret Sanger would be very disappointed

November 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: That sounds pretty depressing. I probably would have changed my number too. And now with Planned Parenthood clinics closing, these fetus-humpers are like sharks smelling blood in the water.

SW: Damn right; two can play this game.

JR: I had no idea they went that far back. I first heard of them just a few years ago. I hope word gets out to everyone that they're just a scam.

Randal: After they're born? Sheesh, they're only sacred up to the moment of birth. After that they're chattel.

Jess: That's an excellent idea. Why wait 'til you're pregnant? Just fake it. Go in acting all desperate and panic-stricken, watch them go through their whole smoke and mirrors routine, and then turn on them. Might even start a trend.

November 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

That racist Margaret Sanger would be very disappointed

Like Tony Perkins would be disappointed that dumb broads like you don't stay the hell in the kitchen and not worry your pretty little heads about man stuff.

See? Anybody can write stupid comments totally unrelated to the discussion.

November 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@Tom, I think you take pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to show you the little curtain climber in utero, don't they, at those places? It would give my whole thing away if I went in there with an empty uterus I think. Guess we'll just have to get to making babies more often than we do.

November 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

JR you're too easy. Your predictability is way more boring than mine.

November 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

As opposed to the Planned "Parenthood" centers which are really LOGANS RUN abortion centers.

November 10, 2011 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

JR - Sounds pretty much like all you ever say.

November 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

At least Planned Parenthood isn't trying to deceive anyone. You'd be screaming pretty loud if a Biblethumper walked into Planned Parenthood thinking it was a church or a "right to life" gathering place. And that's the exact kind of deception these crisis pregnancy centers are using.

November 10, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

We know now about PP but they didn't start out that way. There are plenty of undercover stories and videos about their subterfuge.

November 11, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger jabroon piece said...

ivf treatment
We will give every woman insight into what services a pregnancy clinic provides that can help them during their nine months of pregnancy. I really appreciate the research you put into it…

March 22, 2012 at 12:26 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home