about pregnancy outreach
Posted by Smiley (+854) 12 years ago
I am not pro-life, and I am not pro-death (i.e abortion). I am pro-choice and I have my own defenses for that. Abortion in today's society is still very controversial. We all argue about it, and we all have opinions about it.

I just wanted to say that if "pregnancy outreach center of Miles City" can post on here advertising their website, I will post a few of the ones I dug up....

http://www.fwhc.org/abortion/fake.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/w...ncy_center
http://www.plannedparenth...-21507.htm
http://www.statesman.com/...risis.html
http://www2.timesdispatch...02/318904/
http://www.legalmomentum....s-are.html
http://www.prochoice.org/...s/cpc.html
http://www.womensmedcente...rwatch.asp

This one is truly horrible, and if you read no others, please read this.
http://www.feministe.us/b...y-centers/

I don't understand why these places are allowed to exist.

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Posted by Smiley (+854) 12 years ago
The one coming to Miles City has a link on their page to a CareNet facility...that's not a good sign.

This lady is apparently coming to MC to talk. Here is a quote from a page about her. http://www.euthanasia.com/clinic.html

In addition, an undercover CBS news team exposed Everett's clinic for performing abortions on women who were not pregnant. Since then, she has been an outspoken supporter of the right-to-life.


So she stopped after she was caught? That's peculiar.

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Posted by howdy (+4950) 12 years ago
This place should be, at the very least, investigated, IMO...
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Posted by Kacey (+3154) 12 years ago
It makes me so sad that Miles City has become the mecca for con artists. With all the bad press Miles City gets I'm sure it pops right up on the radar with a flashing sign saying "MOVE HERE AND FLEECE US ALL!".
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3704) 12 years ago
Perhaps the people that you refer to (those that chose to take advantage) are readers of MC dot com and have decided, based on what they read that we are easy prey.

Pro choice and dialog, regardless of what the topic is doesn't seem to be a choice at all. It is simply fodder for argument, derision or ridicule. It's just not much fun or thought provoking anymore.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6172) 12 years ago
That woman is obviously whack. Why would anyone perform an abortion on someone who was not pregnant? She's nuts and shouldn't be given any credence whatsoever regardless of her position on the issues.
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Posted by kelly l (+52) 12 years ago
I have not seen any posts "advertising" the Pregnancy Outreach Clinic of MC. As far as I have seen, the only threads are mine and yours, and I am not affiliated with them. I became away of their fund-raising project and then checked out their site. Anything that I have stated is based on actual information related to this clinics claims and not inference on my behalf. Just though I'd clear up some false assumptions on your part.
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Posted by kelly l (+52) 12 years ago
Nice post about the woman involved in unnecessary abortions. And how may I ask, do you link her to the clinic in MC?
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Posted by Smiley (+854) 12 years ago
I link her because on the website that YOU posted about the clinic, when you click EVENTS it has her listed as a guest speaker in September.

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Posted by kelly l (+52) 12 years ago
Here is another quote from that exact article that you referenced:
"But then God-with the aid of a CBS undercover news crew-suddenly entered her life and changed it forever. Everett said a preacher encouraged her to pray. "So I did, and I laughed all the way back to the clinic...when I walked in the door of that clinic, the women were all huddled in a corner and crying." She found herself sending young women away to look for other alternatives, instead of profiting from them."
In addition, she was not the doctor responsible (she was a scrub-tech) and merely worked for him.
Here is also another article on that same site:
http://www.euthanasia.com/ultras.html

In reference to that above, it appears that those who are actively involved in the business of abortion do not see what the 'selling of it" does to people. It is not right for some extreme pro-life groups to try to harm people and act as if they have the right to pass judgment and punishment for things that they feel are wrong. BUT, it is also wrong to push women that have not been counseled in the many options available to them (other than just terminating a pregnancy). As much as I hat to point the finger, my experience is with planned parenthood. They do not provide adoption or assistance resources readily to prospective patients.

Lastly, in reference to the link about ultrasounds. If studies have shown that visualization of the fetus results in more women deciding against abortion, shouldn't that tell you something? If a women is purely doing something out of fear, it is likely that she will regret that decision later on. I'm not saying that everyone does, Certainly there are those that feel that they made the right decision for themselves. However, most young women are simply of the mind that if they can ignore it and make it go away, then it does just that - cue the need for post-abortion counseling. Shouldn't your goal be to make sure that those who are not thinking clearly and who would regret the termination of their pregnancy for the rest of their lives be given the chance to have support and avoid all of that?

It is unwise to be so caught up in a 'cause' that you lose sight of the people who are affected.
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Posted by Matt - Schmitz (+173) 12 years ago
I'm a little confused. How can you perform an abortion if there is no fetus present to abort? Isn't that just an exploratory procedure? I am not taking any sides here, or trying to be a smart ass. Just asking for a clarification.
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Posted by kelly l (+52) 12 years ago
I think that the responsibility of that lies with the physician. She mentions that she worked for him and that later she found that this was taking place. I believe that had something to do with her decision to leave (based on the article info... it was not too clear about the specific chain of events). Again, I think it needs to be stressed that she was not the physician performing these surgeries - she was the scrub tech.
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