In a recent column, Mary Szoch of Family Research Council writes that the resources offered communities by pro-life pregnancy centers are undervalued – and that those facilities stand in stark contrast with the agenda of the abortion industry. Yet, the Biden administration's Department of Health and Human Services has set up a website (see above) strictly to promote abortion and provide resources for women to obtain them.
The site – which was launched in the days immediately following the Supreme Court's historic ruling overturning Roe v. Wade – even explains to minors how to get abortions and circumvent state requirements for parental involvement.
Jor-El Godsey of Heartbeat International points out that conspicuous by their absence on the HHS website are resources for women seeking to carry their babies to term.
"That's a kind of consistent reality," he tells AFN. "This administration in particular has been more focused on serving big abortion's agenda than they have been in helping women navigate this issue."
Godsey argues the government shouldn't be promoting resources only for abortion when it's such a major decision.
"Can you imagine the government doing that for, say, gun control or drug laws?" he asks. "I mean, that's crazy – but somehow when we get to [the issue of] abortion, we find this as an acceptable path of how to serve our citizens."
Since the government isn't helping women who want their babies to obtain resources, Godsey says people will have to get the information on their own – and he has a recommendation. "The best way and place to find those is through OptionLine.org," he shares.
Option Line is a network of pregnancy centers that offer peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options – but don't offer or refer for abortion services. It includes a nationwide locater for centers that offer pregnancy options; and also has sections directed to women who think they may be pregnant, who are seeking information on emergency contraception, and who are considering an abortion.