Melinda Delahoyde is the president of Care Net, a ministry and network of crisis pregnancy centers that support women during their unplanned pregnancies.
Delahoyde on Crisis Pregnancy Centers
“As abortion clinics are closing, crisis pregnancy centers are increasing.”
We are looking at at least a 30% increase in abortion. For many of those women on the edge of a decision, crisis pregnancy centers’ free of charge services are an incentive to come to the centers. If abortions are provided free of charge, then that takes away the incentive to go to a crisis pregnancy center.
“40-45% of Care Net centers are medical centers.” She adds that they rely on pro-life medical doctors to staff the centers and if this bill is passed Care Net would not have their invaluable services.
With this bill…”We would lose state laws mandating informed consent and wait periods, and we would lose that time frame where we can help women who are in crisis pregnancies make the life-saving choice.”