Help defeat bills in Congress targeting pregnancy centers

June 24, 2013 

Two things have come to my attention that have made me very sad.

One is that the government has given in to supporters of abortion rights and now state that the morning after pill can be available to girls of all ages without parental consent or without a doctor's prescription.

Our government leaders consider themselves "protectors" of girls' rights yet when they allow a girl under the age of 16 (the age of consent in most states) to have access to this pill, they help hide the fact that young girls are having sex and therefore help hide child abuse.

It also aids sex slavers and home traffickers hide the age of the girls involved. Is this really protecting girls rights or is it enabling others to exploit our children more freely? I think the answer is clear.

Secondly, two bills being introduced to Congress are targeting pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) and crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). The bills state that these organizations give false information on pregnancy.

Regardless of your opinion on abortion, the PRCs and CPCs are vital to the community. Women who utilize their services have chosen to keep their babies and deserve help from all concerned citizens.

If you agree, please call your representatives in Congress and ask them to vote "no" on HR2030 and S981 and (against) any future bills that target these organizations.

Jo Ann Williams-Marvin

Bradenton

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