Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dear Representative Gingrey: crisis pregnancy centers do not provide health care

Dear Representative Gingrey: FYI, crisis pregnancy centers do not provide health care; in fact, they may not even provide the truth. The misinformation and deceptive tactics practiced by these centers nationwide are well-documented.
Yesterday (3/5/10), the Women of W.O.R.T.H. clinic invited you to visit our clinic and to discuss the critical problems in women’s health care in Georgia. We gave you facts and fact sheets and horrific stories told to us by the uninsured women, and even the insured women, in Georgia. Women that you represent. While the W.O.R.T.H. clinic appreciates the offer of assistance in our applications for federal funds and grants, we do not appreciate the outrageous statement to the reporter that crisis pregnancy centers provide health care in Georgia.
Your words, as reported by the Rome News-Tribune, were “You have clinics like this (W.O.R.T.H.) and Right to Life clinics across the state that help provide health care to pregnant mothers with little or no financial resources,” Gingrey said. “You put all of these resources together, and you have part of a great health care system." Rep. Gingrey, though you say the Right to Life clinics provide health care, even the Georgia ‘Right to Life’ clinic website doesn’t make the false claim that they provide health care, so why are you so confused?
Please read the facts about these crisis pregnancy centers: and
Women in Georgia deserve REAL health reform and they deserve access to REAL health care. Real health care reform does not include “health care” delivered by fake health care clinics. We look forward to your assistance with W.O.R.T.H., a real health care clinic. Sincerely, Marilyn

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