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For Right to Life

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Pro-Life Message Needed as Economy Falters
The most recent abortion statistics released by the U.S. government find a slight drop in the number of abortions across the country. However, as the national economy continues to sour, some Planned Parenthood clinics are reporting an upswing in business.

A year ago, abortions accounted for 1 percent of business at Planned Parenthood clinics in Fresno, Calif. Now, it's around 3 percent.

Jenn Giroux, founder and executive director of Women Influencing the Nation, said during times of economic uncertainty, the conflict of interest found inside abortion clinics is even more disturbing.

“It is an absolute abomination that the abortion provider who stands to financially gain from talking a woman into an abortion is the one counseling the woman in a difficult time," she told CitizenLink.
Carrie Gordon Earll, senior bioethics analyst at Focus on the Family Action, acknowleged that higher unemployment and financial challenges may cause some women to consider abortion when otherwise they would not.

"And that makes the pro-life message of hope and support," she said, "even more critical during this time."

Contact: Roger Greer
Source: CitizenLink
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Publish Date: January 5, 2009
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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.

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