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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:12 PM

Crisis Pregnancy Center Makes Young Mothers "Earn" Baby Supplies Through Bible Classes

Crisis pregnancy centers are nonmedical, religious nonprofits that lure young pregnant women through their doors under the guise of offering medical services—like free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds—and then barrage those women with medically inaccurate, emotionally manipulative lies about how abortions will increase your risk of breast cancer while turning you into a detached monster who's unable to bond with any hypothetical future offspring.

If that isn't galling enough, now one Vermont crisis pregnancy center is suing the federal government for money to expand its operation:


Should taxpayer funds be used to help a “Christ-centered ministry” buy and renovate a building in which it will offer Bible instruction and other services aimed at preventing abortion?

That’s the question at the center of a lawsuit filed by Care Net Pregnancy Center of Windham County, Vermont, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rejected the center’s application for a federal building loan.

... The USDA denied the group’s loan request due to the “inherently religious” nature of some of its programming.

Care Net’s most troubling offering, as far as USDA officials were concerned, was a rewards-based learning program called “Learn to Earn,” wherein expectant parents had to take a certain number of parenting and Bible study classes in order to receive free baby supplies. (Care Net’s executive director has said the center has since suspended the Bible study requirement.) The center also offers, according to a brochure, a “bible centered program” called “Post Abortive Teaching and Healing” that “enables women to process their abortion-related experiences and emotions with the goal of healing and recovery.” In addition, Care Net conducts an abstinence-only sex-education class called “Why Am I Tempted?” or WAIT.

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Reply Crisis Pregnancy Center Makes Young Mothers "Earn" Baby Supplies Through Bible Classes (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 OP
treestar Nov 2012 #1
Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #2
patrice Nov 2012 #3
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #4
ChairmanAgnostic Nov 2012 #5
tj_crackersnatch Nov 2012 #6
get the red out Nov 2012 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:14 PM

1. Proof positive that they are not against charity

They don't want it to come from government however, because they will not be in control of it then and can't lecture and shame people who need it.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:15 PM

2. "Crisis pregnancy center" = anti choice jesus thumping front group.

As usual.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:17 PM

3. Imagine this model applied to ALL of "health" "care". Intentionally, or otherwise, certain persons

will "be blessed" with what they need and those who don't fit the right set of assumptions will, with complete and utter plausible deniability, somehow NOT get the right kinds of "small" judgement calls at the right time.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:17 PM

4. Bet these are the same type who cry about being oppressed

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:18 PM

5. the more educated a people becomes, the worse religion does.

They know this. They fear an educated population. Ancient fairy tales, imaginary gods, fear based irrational beliefs, and most of all, praying for some specific result - all of this goes by the wayside when people become educated.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:26 PM

6. that's just great

Kick 'em while they're down. How very Christian of them. Bleh.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:14 PM

7. This is why they HATE a government safety net

It removes potential victims from their grasp and empowers them to make their own decisions and not be brainwashed.

This is "faith-based" initiatives, this is what it was meant to do, period.

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