Anti-abortion pregnancy services provide suspect counseling

In response to Ed Mohs’ Aug. 29 letter to the editor, “Many groups offer aid, support as alternative to abortion”:

Lets talk about the ‘choices’ he provided.

Two Hearts, Next Step and PRC do not offer all options to women. They tell women that abortions cause breast cancer, an increased risk of suicide or mental illness just to name a few of the lies, it’s pretty easy to research. They are “fake clinics”; the kind that King County Department of Health has required to post signs in their window advising people coming in that they do not offer that service. They also do not refer for birth control either.

How can you be anti-abortion and not strongly advocate for contraception? No conception, no pregnancy, no abortion. For every dollar spent on contraception we save a reported range of $3 to $7 per person. Those funds could be used to help promote the success of children and families currently in need.

Lastly, lets address Living Hope. It is run by David Graves, an extremist who has been arrested in Kentucky for violating the FACE Act, a federal offense. Graves and others are currently holding pop-up revivals in front of Planned Parenthood clinics. Signs of bloody resin dolls being held by a 5-year-old does not help anyone. These people are also associated with Matt Shea, the Spokane state lawmaker who advocates for training young men in biblical warfare and has been called on to resign due to his radical Gilead style viewpoints. Make no mistake, this isn’t about providing women with all their choices, just the ones that will keep them pregnant.

Women should not have to be a slave to their biology. If a man doesn’t believe in abortion, then he shouldn’t have one.

Janean Desmarais

Everett

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