Under a policy passed last night by the Baltimore City Council, the area’s pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) will be forced to post signs on their clinic doors saying they don’t provide abortions or birth control referrals. The measure, which is the first–and hopefully last–of its kind passed the City Council by a 12-3 vote. President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the liberal pro-abortionist behind the idea, called it “a step toward making sure that women have the information they need to make the right decision for their health and their future.”
Interestingly enough, the city refuses to apply these same rules to abortion clinics, which pride themselves on hiding the truth about unborn children, abortion, and its lifelong effects. Where is the same treatment for Planned Parenthood? Why aren’t its clinics required to post signs saying, “We’ll encourage your underage daughters to have an abortion without your knowledge or consent”? Or, “Our employees willingly cover-up sexual abuse and statutory rape of girls as young as 12.”
Meanwhile, this same rabid, pro-abortion crowd is planning to lobby the federal government for a raise from the over $330 million it rakes in from taxpayers each year. In the health care debate, groups like Planned Parenthood are using imagery of coat hangers and “back alley abortions” to extort more money from Americans. PRCs, on the other hand, exist with one goal: to help the most vulnerable in society–mothers-to-be and their babies. And they do it with a fraction of the government aid that Planned Parenthood enjoys. The PRCs’ success, which we document in A Passion to Serve, A Vision for Life, is obviously threatening to their anti-life foes.