There they go
In March of 2015, NARAL Pro-Choice
America released yet another report
casting community-based pregnancy
centers as dishonest and
Why the constant
Furthering NARAL’s Mission
“NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission is to
develop and sustain a constituency that uses
the political process to guarantee every woman
the right to make personal decisions regarding
the full range of reproductive choices, including
preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing
healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.”
NARAL produces anti-pregnancy
center faux investigative
they fear pregnancy centers
interfere with their
Follow the Money
Donor data via the Center for Responsive Politics
The largest donors on record
supporting NARAL’s PAC
are also major players
in the abortion industry or related
What keeps the abortion industry
Major Donors to PAC
Also Name Amount Occupation
Amy Fikes $5,000
Lee Fikes $5,000 Bonanza Oil Co.
Nonie Greene $5,000 Board Member,
Kirk Clay $5,000 PowerPAC
$3,000 Krumme Oil Co.
NARAL’s goal is to
outrage and spur
centers and the
women and men
who need their
Andy Griffith Show
NARAL wants the public to believe that
pregnancy centers would resort to almost
anything to ‘prevent women from
So, what really happens when a woman
visits a pregnancy center after becoming
has hit a
9 out of 10 women getting pregnancy
related services at Planned Parenthood
are given an abortion.* ✤
*Based on Planned Parenthood 2013-2014 Annual Report, p18 (abortion as a
percentage of prenatal care, adoption referrals, and pregnancy terminations).
✤Bar graphs do not represent exact percentages of pregnancy outcomes.
Pregnancy outcomes vary widely after
women visit a pregnancy center.✤
NARAL’s report claims that pregnancy centers interfere with women’s
pregnancy decision making process. The facts tell a different story.
1. Mythbusters: Purpose
Making abortion rare has long been a stated goal for
even advocates of legal abortion.
Pregnancy centers in our network provide compassion,
hope, and help so every woman feels supported and no
one feels trapped into an unwanted abortion.
Does NARAL really object?
2. Mythbusters: Advertising Online
Like any other organization,
pregnancy centers advertise to and
locate near people who may need
Contrary to claims by NARAL, Care
Net standards prohibit deceptive or
misleading advertising. Women are
advised up front of what services are
(and are not) available.
Women are intelligent and able to
choose what services they want to
3. Mythbusters: Medical Accuracy
The medical facts provided in
Before You Decide are carefully
cited and were reviewed by a
team of medical professionals
In fact, Before You Decide does
indicate that serious physical risks
related to early abortion are low.
“according to Care Net's affiliation standards, all of our
centers that provide medical services do so in accord with
their state laws and operate under the direction of a licensed
medical director. So, our medical centers are not simply
appearing to be medical -- they are medical.”
4. Mythbusters: Medical Services
Ultrasounds at Care Net centers are performed
by medical professionals to confirm pregnancy.
Patients are advised of the scope of the
ultrasound and referred for follow-up care.
5. Mythbusters: Services
Many women and couples who receive services
at pregnancy centers choose to build or grow
their family even when pregnancy comes at a
difficult time. They find resources offered by
centers, such as maternity / baby items and
even grocery store gift cards, to be extremely
Unlike NARAL investigators, 98.7 percent of
Care Net center clients who completed a written
exit survey in 2013 indicated that their overall
experience at the center was positive.
Centers do not charge for services and do not
benefit financially from any client’s decision.
What do actual pregnancy center clients
think about their experiences?
I am so thankful for Liberty
Women’s Clinic and the love
and support they offered me.
Bringing that beautiful baby
girl into the world was one of
the best decisions I have ever
made. I discovered that I am
stronger than I ever knew.
My boyfriend said there was only one option: abortion. I
obediently scheduled an appointment, but before the date
arrived, I was overwhelmed with doubts. Desperate for help
and options, I found the Care Net Pregnancy Center of
Cochise County. They sat down with me and helped me go
over all of my options, and they really listened to my needs. I
didn't feel judged; I just felt cared for.
2.3 million women have visited Care Net
affiliated centers since 2008.* They
find safe, caring, confidential, and
supportive spaces for people making
Many of these women eagerly refer their
friends and relatives to the center.
We can trust women who trust their local