One-Sided?

RECEIVED Tue., April 21, 2015

Dear Editor,
    How do you write an article about Pregnancy Resource Centers [“Millions for Propaganda … Nothing for Women's Health,” News, April 17] without mentioning the thousands of babies’ lives that have been saved? Without mentioning the thousands of women whose lives were improved because they came to a Pregnancy Resource Center? How do you not talk to the women that felt like they had no other alternative but to abort their baby until they came to a Pregnancy Resource Center? There they found volunteers that were interested in improving the women’s lives and the lives of their babies. Not only do women get support throughout the pregnancy but many times for years afterward. This support is sometimes materials, including diapers, clothes for their babies, playpens, car seats, and much more. It also includes emotional and spiritual support.
    It is obvious that the author of the original article in your newspaper was blinded by her own agenda, as opposed to taking the time to find out the very human side of the Pregnancy Resource Centers. I would hope that the paper could find a fair and impartial reporter that might be willing to take some tours of the different Pregnancy Resource Centers in Austin and actually talk to the people so the paper could do an article about all the good that is accomplished. By the way, most PRCs also offer post-abortion help. For volunteers at Pregnancy Resource Centers it’s not about stopping an abortion, it’s about understanding that all people are deserving of human dignity no matter how small, no matter what their situation is, no matter what their race, no matter what their religious beliefs are. The volunteers want all people to feel the love that the volunteers have in their hearts and that all people can be forgiven for mistakes they’ve made. It’s about showing people there’s a better way, there’s a better future.
Brian McAuliffe
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