Pro-abortion activists are using a new strategy tested against an Atlanta pro-life pregnancy center. It likely won't be the last time such centers see the tactic.
Three abortion groups in Atlanta demonstrated this past weekend at the Women's Care Clinic – but what were they really protesting against? Brian Fisher heads the Human Coalition, which serves and supports almost three dozen pro-life pregnancy centers across the U.S. – including the one in Atlanta. He says the protesting groups complain that the pro-life clinics are lying, cheating, and shaming women.
The truth, counters Fisher, is the clinics help to remove the obstacles that have turned the mother in the direction of having an abortion. He cites several examples.
"... [She may] need material assistance. Maybe she needs rescuing from an abusive situation. Maybe she needs a job. Maybe she needs healthcare," he lists. "Our clinics are intent on not only providing good counsel about what abortion actually is and how it kills the child and harms the mother, but our clinics are also about providing short- and long-term compassionate care."
The website for Human Coalition describes its "Continuum of Care" program being used in two of its clinics – a program that links abortion-determined women and their families to other care-providers in the area who can provide long-term, sustainable support.
Fisher tells OneNewsNow that the tactic employed by protesters in Atlanta can be expected in the future.
"This group that was protesting [there] has actually said that they're going to be doing more activity in some of the other cities that we operate in," he reports. "So we're getting geared up and prepared for that – and the good news is that there are, I think, more pro-life people in those cities than there are protesters who want to protest against us."
The co-founder and president of Human Coalition says the organization will continue with its mission of saving lives of babies and mothers, regardless of opposition. The Atlanta clinic reports it has saved 180 babies so far this year.