Oregon Effort to Attack Pregnancy Centers Stopped / Missouri Legislators Honor Work of Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

The latest attempt to attack pregnancy centers that provide women with real help and abortion alternatives has failed in Oregon after a significant pro-life pushback. Care Net, a national network of 1,130 pregnancy centers, celebrated the defeat of an Oregon bill that was designed to direct pregnant women away from pregnancy centers and toward abortion businesses. The bill, SB 769, was prompted by abortion advocacy groups that have launched a nationwide campaign against pregnancy centers that take away their business by providing tangible pregnancy support. The bill was defeated Wednesday when a Senate Committee passed over the bill after hearing strong testimony from pregnancy center directors, former clients, and other advocates. Care Net President Melinda Delahoyde praised the Oregon legislators for refusing to lend support to the bill in comments to LifeNews. “Care Net commends Oregon legislators for recognizing the truth about SB 769 — that it was a biased attack by one industry on its competition,” Delahoyde said. “Women in Oregon deserve to make their own choice of where they go for help with an unexpected pregnancy. This bill would have eliminated that choice and had the government pointing them solely to abortion providers.” “Women whose lives were touched by the compassionate, caring work of pregnancy centers are speaking out. It’s difficult for anyone to argue with their stories and the powerful truth revealed about the sanctity of human life,” Delahoyde added. “In addition, Oregon pregnancy centers have a strong record of service to the state. In 2010, they received zero federal or state funding and provided more than $6 million dollars worth of free services to more...