Elizabeth Warren accused pro-life pregnancy centers of 'torturing' women. Here's what they actually do

But the women who run these centers say nothing could be further from the truth.

Fox News Digital hopped on a call with four Mississippi crisis pregnancy center leaders for an interview and learned how these centers are supporting the families they serve from pregnancies and beyond.

它的. ELIZABETH WARREN BLASTED FOR ATTACKING CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS: ‘IT’S EVIL’

Progressive politicians like Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have attacked pro-life pregnancy centers in the wake of Roe v. Wade's overturn.

Progressive politicians like Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have attacked pro-life pregnancy centers in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s overturn. (Reuters/Elizabeth Frantz)

Karen Sims, the executive director for the Hope Clinic of Hattiesburg, 密西西比州, said that her clinic hasset the strong foundation of our services and we’re just going to grow and expand.

We are a medical facility at Hope Clinic in Hattiesburg, 密西西比州, and we offer free pregnancy testing, free ultrasound counseling, and education,” Sims said of the services her clinic offers. “We have a program called Connections where we work with young ladies and give them those practical needs, so baby material assistance and mentoring and just following them throughout their pregnancy and helping them.

Shannon Bagly Busby, director of the Center for Pregnancy Choices (CPC) of Vicksburg, 密西西比州, told Fox News Digital that their care for expectant mothers is different from pro-abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood because they provide for their patients beyond theinitial desire for the walk in the door.

So they come to us wanting one thing, but they get all of these other services that are offered to them,” Busby said. “They can have sonograms, they have baby boutiques, earn where you learn, that goes anywhere from teaching them about the first trimester to money management.

They get a partnership with us. They get a place that they can actually come to and after time after time, year after year after year, and we are able to help them and pretty much a lot of their areas,” 她继续.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. 上个月韦德.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. 上个月韦德. (美联社照片/杰奎琳·马丁)

Busby noted that their clinic also helps place expectant mothers and fathers find jobs to support their new, growing families and that they perform weddings, baptisms, and christenings, 以及.

Michelle Johnson, director of client services at CPC of Vicksburg, which receives its funding from local churches, told Fox News Digital that the intersection between faith and the clinic she works for is what makes themunique.

We believe that life has great value. 所以, because we believe that, we don’t just talk to the mom. We don’t just talk about the baby,” 约翰逊说. “We talk about the life as a whole…. We believe that life is important.

Johnson said that she believesthat’s one of the reasons why pro-life people have been misunderstood, because people don’t understandthat the pro-life pregnancy centers care for the families after the baby has been born.

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几个月, 美国. has faced a baby formula shortage, but stockpiles at pregnancy centers like CPC of Vicksburg have helped to ease the burden on the families they serve.

Busby said, amidst the shortage, CPC of Vicksburg saw “双” their usual traffic for baby formula as store shelves sat bare. She noted that, prior to the shortage, baby formula used to sit on their shelffor quite a long period of time,” but now theycan’t keep it on the shelves.

Sarah Smith, executive director of CPC of Meridian, 密西西比州, said she worked as acar seat technician— helping parents install the car seats given to them by CPC clinics.

Smith also said her clinic offers classes where parents can cash-in points for necessities, 喜欢 “maternity clothes, baby items, baby gear, breastfeeding equipment, postpartum supplies and toys, 和 “also cribs, bouncies, all those kind of things.

But also we recently started working in partnership with the Department of Health because our state has some maternal health equity issues…,” 史密斯说. “And one of the things we thought would be good is to start training more people to serve as a doula because we saw a lot of women who came through were single moms and they had nobody.

它的. Elizabeth Warren has been a loud critic of Roe v. Wade's overturn and has vilified pregnancy centers, accusing them of "torturing" 女人.

它的. Elizabeth Warren has been a loud critic of Roe v. Wade’s overturn and has vilified pregnancy centers, accusing them of “折磨” 女人. (美联社照片/亚历克斯·布兰登)

Warren this month accused pro-life crisis pregnancy centers of “折磨” pregnant women seeking abortion information and called on the federal government toshut them down all around the country.

In Massachusetts right now, those crisis pregnancy centers that are there to fool people who are looking for pregnancy termination help outnumber true abortion clinics by three to one,” Warren told NBC 10 波斯顿.

Crisis pregnancy centers, or CPCs, are typically faith-based and offer reproductive health care, prenatal care and counseling to help expecting parents choose life over abortion. Most centers offer free STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, prenatal vitamins, ultrasounds, post-abortion care, parenting classes, adoption referrals, and even free baby clothes and diapers once the baby is born. The centers receive funding primarily through private donations and grants from religious organizations, but many states also allocate public money to the centers via programs likeChoose Lifelicense plates, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

作为 2021, there are approximately 3,000 crisis pregnancy center locations in the U.S., the Charlotte Lozier Institute says. 一个 2019 study by the institute revealed 8 在 10 locations offer free ultrasounds and nearly all locations offer free material assistance for new families.

CPCs all over the country have reported an uptick in vandalism and threats in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. 韦德, which ended the federal right to an abortion and returned the issue to the states. Within a week of the Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization being leaked to the media, at least five CPCs were attacked, and dozens more have been targeted since then. 苏珊·B. Anthony Pro-Life America issued a study in June reporting more than 40 “incidents of violence, vandalism and intimidationsince the May 2 泄漏.

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Democrats like Warren say CPCs disseminate misinformation about the risks associated with abortion in an effort to persuade women to give birth. She introduced the Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation Act last month, 这将 “direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting disinformation in the advertising of abortion services, and for other purposes.

在六月, 纽约州政府. Kathy Hochul signed a bill directing the state health commissioner to investigate CPCs in the state to determine their “影响” on pregnant women’s access to care.

Busby said that having discussions in the media helps to combat theFacebook educationgoing on in America, noting that the social media giant’s algorithmshows you what you want to see.

I think that also it’s our responsibility to educate those who support us, but help them today to do the message as well, because we’re just one person representing each clinic and sometimes there might be those who their approach is a little bit more on the aggressive end,” Busby said. “And that’s what we’ve been kind of battling sometimes more in-house than anything.

So I think that it’s important for us to show the love and the compassion, but yet the truth at the same time,” 她补充说. “And there has to be a balance of that.

Warren’s office did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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