by Janae Stracke, CNSnews:
Planned Parenthood recently released an advertisement in favor of waiting periods. The ad, perhaps inadvertently, proves that waiting period laws save lives.
Waiting periods ensure women consider all their options and the risks involved in having an abortion, not to mention the life of the baby inside them. Twenty-seven states have made waiting periods laws, often 24 hours, and as Planned Parenthood now admits, those laws are beneficial to women.
After Tennessee became the 27th state to pass a law requiring a waiting period, OB-GYN Dr. Brent Boles was quoted as saying:
“The waiting period is designed to protect women from unscrupulous providers who might prey on women when they are vulnerable.
“A provider could take advantage of a woman in that situation and talk her into a quick procedure — for which the provider would be compensated.
“Women who have an unintended pregnancy are just as vulnerable as women who have just finished a difficult delivery. If a 30-day waiting period is appropriate for women who wish to end their fertility, then a 48-hour waiting period before ending a pregnancy cannot be legitimately said to be overly burdensome.” (Emphasis mine)
In the ad, the heartfelt mother says she “was a wreck” when she entered a Planned Parenthood clinic with her unplanned and unborn child. The nurse tending to her noticed, had compassion, and encouraged her to go home, “sleep on it and reschedule.” While the nurse assumed she would have the abortion another day, the waiting period changed the mother’s mind. She went home and decided to keep her baby.
Planned Parenthood describes waiting periods as harmful, yet by their own ad’s admission, waiting periods save lives. Women shouldn’t be dependent on a good-natured nurse to advise them to take time to carefully consider this life-changing choice.
Even before the American people elected a pro-life president last November, Planned Parenthood was already feeling the pressure after they were exposed for selling baby body parts in 2015. This led to Congress investigating them, resulting in 15 criminal and regulatory referrals to the Department of Justice.
Now we’re seeing them stoop to new levels as they attempt to pander to the American people by deceiving them with a “positive spin” ad that not only isn’t a standard in their clinics, but is actually something they oppose.
Their ad seems to make the pitiful plea, “Come on guys, we don’t kill ALL the babies …” or as @FBillMcMorris puts it, “See, we let one live.”
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