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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:16 AM

A new chain of Christian pregnancy centers will provide a controversial service: Contraception

Source: Washington Post

A new chain of Christian pregnancy centers will provide a controversial service: Contraception

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey
11/7/2019, 7:00:00 p.m.

AUSTIN — When a low-income woman searches for reproductive care, she often goes to a Planned Parenthood clinic, where she’s treated as a patient with an array of medical options. Or she might go to a Christian pregnancy center, where she is counseled to carry a pregnancy to term.

But some Christians now see an opening for a third way to reach women — before they become pregnant — that also enables them to compete for federal money Planned Parenthood has decided to relinquish.

Eight independent Texas-based pregnancy centers merged earlier this year to form a chain called The Source. With Christian women’s health centers in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, the nonprofit organization plans to offer a full array of medical services, to include testing for sexually transmitted diseases, first-trimester prenatal care and contraception choices.

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The decision to provide contraception is a huge cultural shift for Christian centers that, for religious reasons, do not normally offer birth control. But it represents what some in the antiabortion movement say is a much-needed rebranding for pregnancy centers — away from emphasizing ending abortion and toward placing women’s health care front and center. Many younger conservative Christians, in particular, are concerned with how the movement treats women.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/a-new-chain-of-christian-pregnancy-centers-will-provide-a-controversial-service-contraception/2019/11/07/7b89bd14-f458-11e9-ad8b-85e2aa00b5ce_story.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:21 AM

1. Took them long enough

to finally realize that using contraceptives equals fewer abortions!

Sheesh.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:33 AM

2. Really?

We're expected to believe that these "clinics", that in the past have lied to women, are now concerned with women's health issues?

I'm not buying it!!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:04 PM

3. Compassion and sanity from the evangelicals?

Only because there are federal dollars involved.

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