Sunday, March 12, 2006

On pregnancy care centers

The anti-abortion forces make a big deal out of their "pregnancy care centers " which provide support for some women to prevent abortion as a partial tool to end abortion. They seem to suggest that these centers would provide increasing aid when the State legislators ban abortion in Missouri or if Roe vs Wade is overturned in the Supreme Court. However, the fact remains that few of these centers existed before 1973 (and then mostly homes for "unwed" mothers which provided institutional rather than community care). That was the year in which Roe vs Wade handed down mobilizing a Christian backlash against the cultural revolution of the 1960's. If Roe gets overturned who is to say that the steam in the anti-abortion movement, which funds these "pregnancy care centers", won't run out and so to the funding. It would not be too far off the mark to say once Roe is overturned, there will be a massive closing of these centers across the land save in those states which will continue to allow abortion (Missouri will not be one of them).

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Blogger Cyp said...

That will make women the ones who suffer - having to "find" places who take care of these types of situations - I recall in 1970 going with a friend to KCMO for an abortion and they had to fly her to another state due to some type of rule or some such... We need the right to choose, the morning after solution (come on Papa Walton - too bad you farmed out the Marts to others who aren't caring and continue to screw your customers, not that you were that great about caring).. Keep it pro choice so there are ways out of unwanted situations, improper timings, unwanted experiences, and better ways ahead. When the politicians call and ask if you are pro-life or pro-choice, I always say "I am pro-abortion"! I believe in rights of body and other.

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