Pro-Abortionists Lament that PCCs (Pregnancy Care Centers) Occupy Former Abortion Sites

A tip of the hat to a friend who sent me a link to a story that appeared in USA Today on November 15: “Pregnancy centers spread in Texas as abortion clinics close,” by Rick Jervus. As you can readily imagine, this annoys pro-abortionists to no end. Bad enough that some abortion clinics–you know, the places where babies get torn apart, piece by piece–close. But to add insult to injury (from the anti-life perspective), those wretched pro-lifers are replacing death with life! The focus for Jervus’ story is the Hope Pregnancy Center in College Station, Texas. But that’s just because Texas has been particularly aggressive in ensuring that abortionists–many of whom fly in a couple of days a month–have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion business, and that abortion sites meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers. Jervus’ bigger point is that Texas represents something larger than making minimal requirements of abortion places. “[S]tate funding for pregnancy centers and other services in the Texas Alternative to Abortion Services Program has nearly quadrupled, from $2.5 million in 2008 to $9.15 this year, according to the [Texas Health and Human Services] commission.” There are at least eight other states, “including Missouri, Montana and North Carolina,” Jervus warns, who have sought funding this year for so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” said Elizabeth Nash of the New York-based Guttmacher Institute, a policy and research center that advocates reproductive health rights for women. At $9.15 million annually, Texas spends far more for the centers than any other state, she said.  [ed. add Ohio to the list, providing $1 Million this...