advocateforlife-deactivated2012 asked: Saw your post about getting pregnant women the help they need in order to parent their child instead of feeling like they have to have an abortion - I found the best source of resources are pregnancy resource centers. Sadly, many who are pro-choice loathe such places and would rather see them shut down. Yes, they're faith based, but all faiths are welcomed. And yes, they're against abortion, but if the woman has decided to keep here baby, well, that shouldn't even be a problem.
I know there are many pregnancy centers out there that do a lot of good, but I don’t know how to tell from their websites which ones don’t practice the things CPCs are infamous for (including coercive adoption, which is a problem for people who’ve decided to give birth). I’m not willing to recommend undecided people visit places that will, intentionally or not, make them feel they must carry out a pregnancy. It’s perfectly fine if centers don’t refer to abortion services, but again, there’s no way to tell simply by looking at their websites how they deal with the topic. The pro-choice community would like to see the lies, manipulation, blackmail, and harassment stop - not to see pregnant people go without help.
As an aside, I’ve seen a number of CPCs and Christian shelters that require clients attend Bible study, which doesn’t seem welcoming of all faiths.
If only I had all the resources in the world to send people to check them all out! If I’m going to list any, it’ll be with a personal reference from a reliable source who hasn’t had any of the above listed issues with a center.
It seems to be incredibly easy to find CPCs as well, so I’m more interested in either finding centers that are decidedly pro-choice, or programs that just deal with parenting/soon-to-be parents, not pregnancy options. There will be an option of pregnancy resource centers mentioned in the post, but it will come with a warning.