What You Can Do When Jane’s Revenge Attacks
A few readers brought to my attention an attack on a pregnancy support center by a group called “Jane’s Revenge.” They wanted to do something about it.
That we did.
Regardless of what you may personally think of abortion, I recognize it is good for everyone when pregnancy support centers exist. A pregnancy support center is an organization that exists to facilitate options other than abortion.
Pregnancy support centers often take collections of new and lightly used baby and maternity items and give them to expecting mothers for free. Some pregnancy support centers give such items long past the time that one would consider support for pregnancy by continuing to provide thus support for the first three years of life. They provide ultrasounds for free, pregnancy tests for free, fetal development monitoring for free, counseling about all available options for free, they help you find the right doctor for free and point you to other community resources for free. They even do post-abortion counseling for free, for those struggling with the wounds of an abortion.
A Different Version Of The Story
Planned Parenthood, recognizing that such free services are in conflict with their own organizational goals, omit this array of services in their online definition of pregnancy support centers.
Instead, Planned Parenthood provides this less than fulsome definition of pregnancy support centers or “crisis pregnancy centers” on their website:
“Crisis pregnancy centers (also called CPCs or fake clinics) are clinics or mobile vans that look like real health centers, but they have a shady, harmful agenda: to scare, shame, or pressure you out of getting an abortion, and to tell lies about abortion, birth control, and sexual health.”
You can imagine that enough vitriol like that could leave a misinformed person wanting to attack such places. One such place that got attacked makes it a goal to give as much free baby supplies to mothers as it can, so that there is no economic reason not to have the baby. How could anyone decent possibly want to oppose an organization that makes it its goal to give away as much free baby supplies to a mother as possible?
Enter Jane’s Revenge
When The Supremes overturned Roe v. Wade this summer, a group known as Jane’s Revenge vowed to take “revenge” on pregnancy support centers.
Such centers had nothing to do with the lawsuit. They are often run on the most shoestring of budgets.
They are places that make it easier for a mother in trouble to keep her child. Full stop. That is often the main goal of such places. They seek to be apolitical.
Sure, they often have volunteers and donors who hope to never see a woman coerced or forced into having an abortion again, but that little shoestring-budget pregnancy support center attacked by Jane’s Revenge, in my neck of the woods or yours, had nothing to do with what The Supremes were doing in Washington, DC. Pregnancy support centers often do not have a stated agenda about what the legal status of abortion should be, since so many who participate in the r
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