These places, commonly known as “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) are run by anti-abortion activists, and while they purport to be health care facilities, they typically do not adhere to the standards of legitimate health care providers. Trusted medical professionals, including The American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, have determined CPCs are unethical in their practices.
While everyone in the community may not agree with abortion, it’s important to point out that it’s none of their business why someone is going to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood was there for me when I had my first boyfriend in college and needed birth control. I had my first pap smear at Planned Parenthood and it came back abnormal with precancerous cells. I am thankful for Planned Parenthood and I resent the false perception that this fake clinic provides healthcare.
I am pro faith, pro-family, and pro-choice. I believe Christ calls us to have empathy and not condemn other’s choices. Even if you cannot imagine terminating a pregnancy that is YOUR experience and Christ calls us to have compassion for the complex choices individuals may confront.
The decisions to become a parent are deeply personal. These matters are best left to a woman to discern for herself in consultation with her family, her faith, and her doctor.