Earlier this week, so-called NARAL "Pro-Choice" Virginia released a "report" claiming that pregnancy resource centers around Virginia are doing all kinds of terrible and nasty things that cause women to, gulp, choose life. Some in the media, of course, ate it up, with unquestioning fervor.
The charges? Well, you can read some of them for yourself here (at the Washington Post). Many are the same accusations made by NARAL in another "report" it released three years ago that was so blatantly misleading it was embarrassing.
What? You didn't hear about that report in these media stories? You mean to tell me that no one mentioned the fact that NARAL has been trying to shut down the competition for years with unfounded accusations? They didn't report that NARAL's previous report was pathetically biased and unscientific?
The short version is this: in 2010 NARAL did another "investigation" of PRCs that led to another "report" that led to more legislation. They found willing dupes in Senator Ralph Northam (current Democrat candidate for lieutenant governor) and abortion apologist Delegate Charniele Herring. When the bill was debated in the Senate (when the Senate Education and Health committee was dominated by pro-abortion senators 10-5), before Senator Northam's own subcommittee, the report was so destroyed by evidence and testimony that Northam, seeming embarrassed by having NARAL's "evidence" eviscerated, asked for his own bill to be defeated.
So, essentially, a bill introduced by one of the most ardent abortion supporters in the General Assembly was defeated because that legislator asked for it to be defeated because the NARAL report on which it was based was so biased and unscientific even a Democrat dominated Ed and Health subcommittee rejected it.
Of course, when we release official health department documents of inspections of Virginia’s abortion centers by public health officials that find real threats to women, things like bloody equipment, bloody and unsterilized equipment, and untrained staff, the Virginia media rolls its eyes and ignores the facts.
"Hi dad" written on an ultrasound picture is cause for hysteria. Bloody equipment? Not a peep.
To respond to NARAL, I encourage you to click here to order a Choose Life license plate, some of the proceeds from which go to PRCs.
As Victoria Cobb said in her press statement this week:
The last time NARAL issued a so-called report it was profoundly flawed, unscientific and blatantly misleading. It's hard to believe anything the group claims. Virginia's lucrative abortion industry is watching women make a different choice than abortion and it's eating into profits. This report by NARAL is nothing more than a pathetic attempt at scaring women.