June 24, 2024

Monday, June 24, 2024
June 24, 2024

Support Biblical Truth 

untitled artwork

untitled artwork

World news biblically understood

TRENDING:

$1M Tax-Funded ‘Public Education’ Campaign Calls People To Avoid Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Massachusetts has become the first state to launch a campaign to dissuade pregnant mothers from going to crisis pregnancy centers.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has begun a $1 million taxpayer-funded “public education” campaign encouraging people to avoid crisis pregnancy centers. The ads call pregnancy centers “anti-abortion centers” and accuse them of putting patients’ health at risk, misleading pregnant mothers about their options and deceiving the public that they offer or refer for abortion.

The campaign will appear on social media, billboards, radio and transit. The first ad aired on June 10. This follows a growing trend in recent years of bashing pro-life pregnancy centers by liberal groups and politicians who accuse them of masquerading as “fake clinics.”

Live Action calls the ads a “smear campaign against organizations that provide a lifeline to expectant mothers and young families who need resources and help, all because those centers do not provide abortion.”

The ads direct viewers to a Massachusetts government webpage titled “Avoid Anti-Abortion Centers.” It accuses pregnancy centers of masquerading as medical facilities while they do not offer “comprehensive care,” and tells visitors to “Get care [they] can trust,” linking to an abortion facility search tool.

A linked page titled “About anti-abortion centers” accuses pregnancy centers of being misleading and staffed by untrained volunteers and employees, and gives “warning signs” for recognizing a pregnancy center.

Also called pregnancy resource centers, these pro-life organizations offer free help and resources to pregnant mothers in crisis situations. Most offer free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, as well as professional counseling, adoption information and baby supplies such as diapers and clothes; and many offer the hope of the Gospel. Abortion advocates claim that pregnancy centers manipulate women by talking them out of aborting their children.

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey accused pregnancy centers of having “deceptive and dangerous tactics … to stop people from accessing comprehensive reproductive services.”

Healey has a history of attacking pregnancy resource centers—when she was Massachusetts’ attorney general in 2022, she issued an advisory against pregnancy centers, drawing attention to what she called their “misleading” practices and saying that pregnancy centers “often provide inaccurate and misleading information about abortion and the medical and mental health effects of abortion.”

First Liberty Institute and Massachusetts Family Institute wrote a letter to Healey on behalf of a coalition of pregnancy centers in the state when Healey allegedly refused to enforce the law after several of the centers were vandalized following the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.

“It is outrageous that the Attorney General would target pregnancy centers that offer essential medical services, counseling, along with diapers and knitted baby blankets to women in crisis while allowing dangerous vandals to go free,” Jeremy Dys, attorney with First Liberty, said. “Gen. Healey has a legal obligation to protect all reproductive health facilities, not just the ones she politically favors.”

Jane Cournan, a Republican candidate for state representative for Massachusetts, wrote on X, “Massachusetts is against pregnancy resource centers that try to help needy mothers who want to keep their babies. The [pregnancy centers] I am familiar with are lifesaving to some mothers and children.”



Pastor Greg Laurie, in his article, “Why Pro-Life Is the Only Biblical Position,” wrote:

I would strongly encourage any pregnant woman to have a sonogram! Many mothers who are contemplating abortion decide against it when they see the image of their child on an ultrasound machine.

Pro-life counseling centers specialize in helping those who are contemplating abortion to know their options, providing free resources and referrals, and walking alongside women who are feeling alone and pressured.

To be pro-life is the only biblical position.

In Exodus we see a strong parallel to today’s mindset surrounding abortion in the account of Pharaoh. Driven by fear of the slave population growing too numerous for his comfort, and a prideful desire to hold onto control, Pharaoh demanded that the Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, immediately kill any Hebrew boys while assisting women giving birth.

Not having today’s surgical ability to kill a child in the womb without risking severe infection or harm, this is the closest procedure to modern-day abortion that could exist at the time. And it was driven by the same selfishness and fear that motivate many women today.

Not getting the result he wanted, Pharoah accelerated his intentions by ordering all newborn baby boys to be thrown into the Nile River to drown. This wholesale slaughter of babies was repeated in the New Testament when Herod ordered every baby boy in the Bethlehem region to be killed.

As wicked and deplorable as these episodes of mass infanticide are, they pale in comparison to the number of innocents being annihilated today through abortion.

Harbinger's Daily is funded by Christians like you who long for people to hear Biblical Truth.

 Your donations are vital to help this ministry continue its efforts to reach the lost and boldly equip the church with the truth of God's Word.

Trusted Analysis From A Biblical Worldview

Help reach the lost and equip the church with the living and active truth of God's Word in our world today.

YOU CARE ABOUT

BIBLICAL TRUTH. SO DO WE.

 

Together, We Can Deliver A Biblical Understanding

Of News Events Around The World.

Franklin Graham Establishes ‘Billy Graham Defense Fund’ To Protect Gospel Outreach In The UK

"We’re going to use these funds that came from this battle against cancel culture to help other Christians who may be threatened into silence," he announced. "This is a victory, not just for us, but for all Christians and churches across the UK."

Hamas Led The Charge On October 7th, But Islam Motivated Hamas

The Hamas attack does not reflect the actions of most Muslims, but it does reflect the Quran. All ideas are not equal. Adolf Hitler’s ideas were not as noble as those of Florence Nightingale. And Islam is not just another version of Christianity. They are as different as black and white, good and evil.

untitled artwork 6391

The Church Age Is Winding Down—And The World Is Running Out Of Time

I have been watching the so-called signs of the times for a few decades. Nothing compares to the last five to ten years. Events have been stunning and game-changing.

ABC's of Salvation

TV AD

worldview matters

Decision Magazine V AD

TV AD

Amir V Ad #1

Decision Magazine V AD

Massachusetts has become the first state to launch a campaign to dissuade pregnant mothers from going to crisis pregnancy centers.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has begun a $1 million taxpayer-funded “public education” campaign encouraging people to avoid crisis pregnancy centers. The ads call pregnancy centers “anti-abortion centers” and accuse them of putting patients’ health at risk, misleading pregnant mothers about their options and deceiving the public that they offer or refer for abortion.

The campaign will appear on social media, billboards, radio and transit. The first ad aired on June 10. This follows a growing trend in recent years of bashing pro-life pregnancy centers by liberal groups and politicians who accuse them of masquerading as “fake clinics.”

Live Action calls the ads a “smear campaign against organizations that provide a lifeline to expectant mothers and young families who need resources and help, all because those centers do not provide abortion.”

The ads direct viewers to a Massachusetts government webpage titled “Avoid Anti-Abortion Centers.” It accuses pregnancy centers of masquerading as medical facilities while they do not offer “comprehensive care,” and tells visitors to “Get care [they] can trust,” linking to an abortion facility search tool.

A linked page titled “About anti-abortion centers” accuses pregnancy centers of being misleading and staffed by untrained volunteers and employees, and gives “warning signs” for recognizing a pregnancy center.

Also called pregnancy resource centers, these pro-life organizations offer free help and resources to pregnant mothers in crisis situations. Most offer free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, as well as professional counseling, adoption information and baby supplies such as diapers and clothes; and many offer the hope of the Gospel. Abortion advocates claim that pregnancy centers manipulate women by talking them out of aborting their children.

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey accused pregnancy centers of having “deceptive and dangerous tactics … to stop people from accessing comprehensive reproductive services.”

Healey has a history of attacking pregnancy resource centers—when she was Massachusetts’ attorney general in 2022, she issued an advisory against pregnancy centers, drawing attention to what she called their “misleading” practices and saying that pregnancy centers “often provide inaccurate and misleading information about abortion and the medical and mental health effects of abortion.”

First Liberty Institute and Massachusetts Family Institute wrote a letter to Healey on behalf of a coalition of pregnancy centers in the state when Healey allegedly refused to enforce the law after several of the centers were vandalized following the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.

“It is outrageous that the Attorney General would target pregnancy centers that offer essential medical services, counseling, along with diapers and knitted baby blankets to women in crisis while allowing dangerous vandals to go free,” Jeremy Dys, attorney with First Liberty, said. “Gen. Healey has a legal obligation to protect all reproductive health facilities, not just the ones she politically favors.”

Jane Cournan, a Republican candidate for state representative for Massachusetts, wrote on X, “Massachusetts is against pregnancy resource centers that try to help needy mothers who want to keep their babies. The [pregnancy centers] I am familiar with are lifesaving to some mothers and children.”