Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), an ardent supporter of abortion, is declaring war on crisis pregnancy centers.
Crisis pregnancy centers are pro-life clinics where women find help navigating pregnancy. CPCs offer counseling, financial and educational resources, and parenting help and even provide adoption referrals. Some CPCs are medical clinics that provide pregnancy-related health care.
Abortion advocates loathe CPCs because they help women find solutions to pregnancy that do not include abortion.
What did Warren say?
Speaking at a roundtable with abortion advocates last week, Warren outright lied about crisis pregnancy centers, claiming CPCs wish women “harm.”
“Here in Massachusetts, these so-called crisis pregnancy centers outnumber genuine abortion clinics by 3 to 1,” Warren said, WCVP-TV reported. “They are giving it over to people who wish them harm. And that has to stop. We need to put a stop to that in Massachusetts right now.”
The harm, according to Warren, is receiving care that may not end in abortion.
She claimed CPCs deploy a “bait-and-switch” approach in which pregnant women go to CPCs seeking abortions, but are eventually persuaded against terminating their unborn children, WCVP reported.
Last month, one day before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Warren introduced legislation with other Democratic lawmakers to “to crack down” on “disinformation” from CPCs.
The alleged disinformation is related to how many CPCs encourage women not to abort their unborn children.
“This bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue rules to prohibit deceptive or misleading advertising related to the provision of abortion services,” Warren explained in a press release. “The bill also authorizes the FTC to enforce these rules and collect penalties from organizations in violation.”
In promoting the bill, Warren suggested there needs to be a “crackdown” on CPCs.
What is the hypocrisy?
Editors of National Review published an essay on Thursday highlighting the hypocritical nature of Warren’s stance.
Abortion supporters often claim that they’re “pro-choice,” not “pro-abortion,” a claim that regularly collides with their actual policies. When government policy is bent relentlessly to favor abortion, supporting a woman’s “right to choose” abortion isn’t distinct in any meaningful way from supporting abortion itself.
But abortion supporters reveal how shallow their “pro-choice” ideology is when they oppose helping pregnant mothers make, or even learn about, any choice other than abortion.
Opposition to CPCs from pro-abortion advocates makes sense: They actually work.
According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, pro-life CPCs helped save more than 828,000 lives between 2016 and 2020, and millions of others since the first center opened more than 50 years ago.