Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mild Applause

"Pregnancy crisis centers" have long been ignored or "both sidesed" in journalism, so this is progress, though it shouldn't really be "new" news.
Across the U.S., more than 2,500 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) provide free services and counseling for women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. They outnumber abortion clinics three to one nationwide, and as some states shutter clinics after Roe’s reversal, that ratio will grow.

But when two NBC News producers visited state-funded CPCs in Texas to ask for counseling, counselors told them that abortions caused mental illness and implied abortions could also cause cancer and infertility.

They exist only to "trick" people out of getting abortions, so what they would proliferate for, aside from a handy way to siphon public money to no show jobs, is a mystery.