Crime and Punishment

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The IRS waged a secret war against conservatives, the White House covered up an attack on a consulate, and the Left wants to crack down on our “dishonesty?” Considering the administration’s vulnerability, now is hardly the time for liberals to wage a truth campaign. But then, common sense has never been a hallmark of the abortion lobby. Desperate to shift the attention away from the horrors of Kermit Gosnell and Douglas Karpen, senators like Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) are leading a witch hunt against pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) to take the focus off America’s real problem: unregulated and unethical abortion clinics. It’s a defense mechanism–pure and simple.

While the rest of the country looks with shock on the inhumanity of born-alive abortion, Democrats in Congress are trying to crack down on a movement helping women to meet basic needs and make a safe and informed decision: pregnancy care centers. Sen. Maloney insists that their offices are the real threat and has introduced a piece of legislation that would punish PRCs that imply they perform or refer for abortion. She calls it, ironically, the Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Services Act (H.R. 2030)–which, if you didn’t know any better, would seem to address the conspiracy of abortion clinics that hide the truth about unborn children, abortion, and its lifelong effects.

Instead, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and other liberals are so intent on discrediting the centers that they’re exposing their own hypocrisy. If anyone’s in favor of full disclosure, it’s the pro-life movement! Unlike the Left, these centers tell moms what Planned Parenthood won’t: that there are ways of coping with unexpected pregnancies other than abortion. And unlike their competition, they don’t have a financial stake in the outcome! If Congress is going to scrutinize anyone, shouldn’t it be the groups actually profiting from their agenda?

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