New York's Expectant Mother Care Frontline Pregnancy Centers, headed by pro-life hero Chris Slattery, launched a new weapon this week on the war against abortion. On Feb. 27 EMC, which has 15 pregnancy care centers in NYC, began sending an RV mobile pregnancy center to park on streets in front of NY abortion mills.
(Giving credit where it's due, to my knowledge this concept originated with Angela Michaels, another pro-life hero who, as an RN and sidewalk counselor at the inaptly named Hope Clinic abortion mill in Granite City, Illinois, began employing this strategy years ago.)
Well, here is the headline the New York Daily News used Feb. 28 to relay this news: "Abort-foe RV gives sonograms, but critics say it 'hurts women'."
I read the article to see how pro-aborts could possible maintain ultrasounds showing photos of what women are about to abort would hurt them. Here is the total and complete explanation of the headline:
"This is going to hurt women," said a clinic administrator.
That's it. What terrible journalism. But there's more:
Three women visited the RV, although they said they already had decided to continue their pregnancies.
The only example the writer, Jordan Lite, gave for that statement proved it false:
Jenny, 24, said she chose not to get her scheduled abortion before being approached by a sidewalk activist from Expectant Mother Care Frontline Pregnancy Centers. The ultrasound "helped because I was still undecided. I didn't feel pressure," she said.
Lite continued his biased story with this dig:
EMC, which has 15 offices in the metro area, has been investigated by state officials in the past for unauthorized medical practices and deceptive advertising.
The rest of the story Lite didn't report is the short-lived investigation was launched in early 2002 and folded after just two months by then-NY Attorney General Elliott Spitzer (now guv), after it became impossible to spin himself from looking like anything but a creep.
NYC acounts for 10% of all abortions nationwide - 100,000 annually. Chris and his group operate in the belly of the beast. Kudos to them.
[Cartoon courtesy of Shelley the Republican.]