New Bill Set to FORCE Pro-Life Clinics to Promote Abortion as an Alternative
Crisis pregnancy centers are a huge threat to the abortion industry and as such, pro-abortion politicians are eager to target them. Anything that might lessen the number of abortions women get is a bad thing after all. So, this state is introducing a bill to force crisis pregnancy centers to advertise abortions.
Hawaii is poised to pass a law that would require crisis pregnancy centers to advertise abortions. Only 10 out of 51 Hawaiian state representatives oppose the bill, so it will be sent to the state Senate for a review of the amendments before heading to Hawaiian Governor David Ige, a Democrat.
Any crisis pregnancy center that offered services like ultrasounds would be forced to post and distribute the following message:
Hawaii has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services, including, but not limited to, all FDA-approved methods of contraception and pregnancy-related services for eligible women.
To apply online for medical insurance coverage, that will cover the full range of family planning and prenatal care services, go to mybenefits.hawaii.gov.
Only ultrasounds performed by qualified healthcare professionals and read by licensed clinicians should be considered medically accurate.
Any center that doesn’t comply would be fined $500 the first time and $1,000 each subsequent time.
Unsurprisingly, the bill is being heavily promoted by Planned Parenthood Northwest and Hawaii. A similar law was passed in California, but it is facing a potential challenge in the Supreme Court, as pro-lifers have argued that it forces them to choose between violating their conscience and defying the government.
At least one lawmaker is speaking out against it. “Ultimately, what was the whole point of this whole thing? Where did it come from? Why is it even before us? It’s before us because there’s Christian centers that offer alternatives to abortion,” Rep. Bob McDermott said. “They don’t believe in abortion. So, a woman comes in there and they’re encouraging, they offer alternatives but they don’t do abortions. And that’s what this is about. … The young lady will not have the abortion—she won’t—and Planned Parenthood loses money.”
Others have pointed out that the bill is a gross violation of free speech, even just in the process of sending the bill through the state legislature, where pro-lifers have not been allowed to give their testimony opposing the bill. But then, as pro-abortion lawmaker Joy San Buenaventura said herself, it’s all about preserving money for abortion clinics.
“In this federal climate that we have here, where the defunding of Planned Parenthood seems to me highly likely, there’s going to be a number of consumers who’ll be flocking to these limited pregnancy centers,” she said. “What we have produced here is… the best of all possible options.”
The best of all possible options for Planned Parenthood, maybe. Women and babies? Not so much.