Money from sales of the new "Choose Life" license plates, which are expected to become available later this year, will go to the anti-abortion centers. On Wednesday, under the new law that places restrictions on abortions, a state-run website will launch and list the places that provide free ultrasounds, a service provided by the private centers.See, you say things like that and then, THEN!, you say things like this:
The financial benefit to the centers isn't expected to amount to much initially. More substantial will be their increased influence as more people use them.
The anti-abortion centers are spread throughout the state, and include such places as the Pregnancy Resource Center of Charlotte, the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Cabarrus County in Concord and the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Gaston County in Gastonia. Abortion-rights supporters have long accused anti-abortion programs of providing incorrect or misleading medical information, and of coercing vulnerable young women and teenagers to give birth. A new report, to be released Monday by an abortion-rights group, contends a yearlong undercover investigation found the same problems in North Carolina.
The state's network of anti-abortion clinics disputes the accusations, and contends it works hard to guide women and teenagers through their options without influencing them. They say they rely on the best current medical information, and regularly train their staffs to adhere to the highest standards of care.
Meyer [Bobbie, state director of the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship] says there are conflicting studies on whether there is a link between breast cancer and abortion. "What those in our pregnancy centers are trying to say is there is not a definite link but there is enough evidence to give cause for concern," she said.No, actually. There is no evidence. You are fear-mongering and giving out false information.
And now the state will be giving them money to do so via supporting and selling the plates.