Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen attempted to attack Crisis Pregnancy Centers on Twitter, Sunday, by posting an article that claims CPCs do not provide real healthcare.
“‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ falsely depict themselves as health centers when their only purpose is to misinform, shame, and deter anyone seeking safe, legal abortion care”, wrote Wen on Twitter. The post accompanied by an article entitled “5 Telltale Signs of a Crisis Pregnancy Center.”
"Crisis Pregnancy Centers" falsely depict themselves as health centers when their only purpose is to misinform, shame, and deter anyone seeking safe, legal abortion care. https://t.co/Xs4nwHx2bY
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) July 14, 2019
The article, in summary, claims that Crisis Pregnancy Centers do not provide healthcare for women. Instead, it claims that CPCs prey on women while they are in their most vulnerable state, encouraging women to carry their pregnancy to term instead of having an abortion.
“Also known as CPCs, these centers don’t actually perform abortions. Instead, CPCs offer counseling from an anti-choice (and typically religious) standpoint in an attempt to get people to continue their pregnancies. They often target those who might have the hardest time getting adequate medical care, such as young people, people of color, and those with low incomes,” says Self.com
The author continues by listing what she says are five signs a woman has entered a pregnancy center instead of an abortion clinic. The five signs listed are as follows:
1. They run ads asking if you’re pregnant, scared, and need help.
2. They advertise or set up shop where people are most vulnerable.
3. They make abortion sound really dangerous.
4. They won’t clearly say if they do or don’t perform abortions.
5. They use words like choice and hope but still won’t say if they perform abortions.
Twitter users had major issues with Dr. Wenn’s post, seeing it as propaganda meant to misrepresent the work of CPCs as women’s health centers.
Care centers offer actual resources — clothing, formula, diapers, car seats— that #PlannedParenthood doesn’t because #PP has NO interest in live births.
Also, ultrasounds that, unlike #PP, they let the moms *see.#ADOPTION not #abortion #defundplannedparenthood @LiveAction pic.twitter.com/EjLPEXkdD8
— 3.5% Joe Smith (@irishhillsjoe) July 14, 2019
— cultureshift (@CultureShifting) July 14, 2019
Abortion is not care. Any doctor who says otherwise is the moral equivalent of Mengele.
— Instaurare in Christo (@InstaurareInXto) July 14, 2019
Hmm, which one is lying? The one trying to save lives (& who gets nothing in return) or the one that makes millions of dollars by taking lives? 🤔
— FaithPhotosFiction (@Faithphotosfics) July 14, 2019
Liar liar pants on 🔥!! Far from it ! They are an essential support system for many women who need assistance with doctors, diapers, formula, clothing, car seats, mentors, education, jobs and more…..
— Susan McEachern (@mceachernsue) July 14, 2019
This seems desperate. Our local pregnancy help center has been lifesaving. If that’s your complaint, continue barking. Meanwhile I’ll smile at the lives that are here because of this good work. Yes. Life is good. It’s very good! 💞😊
— Roxane B. Salonen 🌻 (@Peacegardenmama) July 14, 2019
My wife works at a health center that is pro-life. What I most appreciate about them is they love and support women regardless of the choice they choose to make- even if it goes against their deeply held religious beliefs. Your statement is both demonstrably false and defamatory.
— Steve Hayes (@SteveHayesA2) July 14, 2019
Five reasons why everyone should love pregnancy resource centershttps://t.co/mhkdTCFjcj
— Cheryl (@charleybrown77) July 14, 2019
“1. Crisis pregnancy centers rightly depict themselves as “health” centers, because they are devoted to life and health, not killing like PP abortion clinics. 2. There is no “safe” abortion for the one being aborted”, Crowder wrote after retweeting Wenn.
1. Crisis pregnancy centers rightly depict themselves as “health” centers, because they are devoted to life and health, not killing like PP abortion clinics.
2. There is no “safe” abortion for the one being aborted. https://t.co/zxvZMr7HZC
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) July 14, 2019
“Spreading lies about resource centers that undercut your bottom line by reducing the need for abortion is not a great look,” DeSanctis wrote, calling out Wen in the comments.
Spreading lies about resource centers that undercut your bottom line by reducing the need for abortion is not a great look
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) July 14, 2019
It should be noted that an organization that claims to be the champion of a woman’s right to choose appears to be limiting that choice by distributing information that would attempt to steer her toward an abortion.