Guidebook for pregnant teenagers says crisis pregnancy centers lie

Anna Runkle, a former Planned Parenthood abortion counselor, wrote a guidebook for teens who are pregnant. The book was intended to help teens decide whether to carry their children to term or abort. In the book, she says:

“When looking for pregnancy counseling, watch out for anti-abortion clinics that advertise free pregnancy counseling. These groups will pressure you not to have an abortion.… A number of antiabortion organizations use advertising designed to trick you into calling them for abortion services. Once they get you in the door, they will try to pressure you to have a baby. They will give you lectures, show you films of aborted fetuses and stillborn babies, and even lie to you to stop you from having an abortion. Of course, they won’t help you find an abortion provider…

Some will tell you upfront that they are against abortion and wish to support you in carrying the pregnancy to term. But unless you want this type of service, it is best to use facilities that will support you whatever you decide. Remember that abortion providers are pro-choice – they are there to help you choose the option that is best for you, whether it’s abortion, adoption, or raising the baby yourself.”

Anna Runkle In Good Conscience: A Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Guide to Deciding Whether to Have an Abortion (San Francisco: Jossey–Bass Publishers, 1998) 64, 105 – 106

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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