Friday, January 29, 2010

CARE NET CALLS TEBOW AD OPPONENTS’ SLAM OF PREGNANCY CENTERS ‘NONSENSICAL’


Did you see this on Fox News? Check out the video and Care Net's press release response below...



LANSDOWNE, VA – Care Net, a national network of 1,180 pregnancy centers that provide free support to pregnant women, was drawn into the Tebow Super Bowl ad controversy when opponents attacked the charities Friday on Fox News. Care Net President Melinda Delahoyde said the criticisms by women’s advocacy groups are “nonsensical,” particularly as pregnancy centers provide free services to 1.9 million people every year.

“We’re scratching our heads as to why anyone would attack Pam Tebow’s courageous story or hinder a message of hope to other women facing similar circumstances,” said Delahoyde. “As an organization that helps provide support to women with difficult or unplanned pregnancies, Care Net is even more confused why any group advocating for women would criticize the compassionate, practical help offered by our nation’s pregnancy centers.

Part of the reason why our country is increasingly pro-life is because of the positive, volunteer-led work of pregnancy centers in communities across the country. Focus on the Family, the ad sponsor, has come alongside pregnancy centers for years with resources to empower women to make an informed pregnancy decision. Attacking such charitable help is not only nonsensical but also very much out of step with a majority of the American people.

Jehmu Greene, president of the Women’s Media Center, said the following on Fox News about Focus on the Family’s contributions to pregnancy centers: “This organization has supported fake crisis pregnancy centers that provide medical misinformation; they provide negative pregnancy tests; they provide fake ultrasounds…”

Delahoyde continued, “These are common accusations that abortion advocacy groups have been using for years, and they couldn’t be further from the truth. Organizations like Care Net provide training and oversight to pregnancy centers to ensure that services are offered with professionalism and integrity. When you hear the stories of women that have been helped by pregnancy centers, when you visit your local centers and meet the volunteers who serve there, it’s clear that these are false accusations meant to deter women from visiting us for help.

“Pregnancy centers serve women like Pam Tebow every day - women who bravely choose to carry their pregnancy to term against the odds. Their courageous stories are an inspiration to us all.”

8 comments:

Julie Surface Johnson said...

Great post! Shows the lengths anti-life people will go to in order to defend their indefensible view.

Whatahappyday said...

I saw this on Fox and thought what Mr. Delahoyde said to Jehmu about that she should be glad that her mother chose life was well said.

Patsy said...

It is so sad when Pregnancy Resource Centers and places like Focus on the Family are bashed because they value each and every life. The lack of simple logic astounds me. Thank God for those who are working hard to keep the women of our country educated on their choices. I am pro-choice because I want every woman to know ALL of her choices so that she can make an educated decision. Her reproductive health depends on her knowing all the effects of abortion, the methods used, the procedure itself as well as childbirth, childrearing, and adoption. Let's keep women educated!

Galloping Goats Farm said...

I worked at a Care Net Center and there were never any fake tests or ultrasounds, and no medical misinformation. Care Net is all about loving women in all of their decisions.They want women to know that they have support.

suzanne343 said...

Loved how he just kept on saying that women have the right to choose life, and all she could do was keep attacking with made up lies. Goes to show you, whenever you do the right thing, there will always people trying to get you to do the wrong thing in order to justify their own personal actions.

Gwen said...

The Pregnancy Resource Centers I know of always try to do the right thing the right way ensuring the ultrasounds are accurate and no medical misinformation is provided to any client.

Nelson said...

"The reality is" Ms. Jehmu Greene is "trying to fool" the American family by saying outright lies about the pregnancy crisis centers (like Care-Net). She obviously does not know what she is talking about. Is this women aware that the abortion issue in America was actually a means by rascists to attempt to get rid of the minorities and undesirables. Ms. Greene is just flat out lying and I hope there are those who work and haver been helped by these pregnancy centers like Care-Net to speak up and tell her what an outright falsehood her remarks are. She should be ashamed of herself!

brandonhkendall said...

Jehmu needs to be thankful that her mother chose life. She and all the other critics of Focus on the Family and Tim Tebow will look foolish when the ad portrays family values, love, and respect for the awesome gift of life.