US: ‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ caught lying for Jesus
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia has put together a year-long investigative report about what’s really going on in the anti-choice pressure centers that call themselves “crisis pregnancy centers”…
The woman working at the center tries to convince the client not to use any kind of contraception whatsoever. She starts slow, claiming that hormonal contraception will make your hair fall out. Then she gets really excited, stating that she’s not interested in judging, but, “First of all, if you’re not married, why are you having sex?” and proceeds to make the following claims:
“Condoms are naturally porous,” so don’t protect against STIs.
“Within a marriage, sexual relations are procreative.” Also, you don’t need to use contraception in marriage because you can just avoid sex “two or three days a month” to prevent pregnancy. (In reality, the numbers range from 8 days to 11 days, depending on the source.)
Taking the birth control pill is like putting a small child on steroids.
On IUDs: “Sometimes it grows into the tissue of the uterus,” she says, though that’s not a known risk of the IUD. Perforations do happen, but they’re rare and usually happen during insertion.