Massachusetts Is Ground Zero for Political Attacks against Pregnancy Centers

If Massachusetts politicians succeed in weaponizing their political system in order to close down pregnancy resource centers, women will be the ones who suffer most.

Charitable organizations across the country that provide resources and support for pregnant women at no cost are being attacked. Politicians on the far left who are claiming to be champions of women and choice, use their political power to destroy and discredit nonprofits which serve both. These attacks will sadly harm the most vulnerable women and their families.

Massachusetts is the epicenter of these attacks. The pro-abortion leaders of our state wage war on the women seeking support in the event of an unexpected pregnancy. They also wage war against pregnancy-resource centres that open their doors and provide unconditional love and resources. The same politicians who often speak about choice are intent on taking away a woman’s ability to choose life by stripping away the pregnancy-center-support network.

Elizabeth Warren, Senator of the United States (D., Mass. ), will lead the charge to “crack down” on pregnancy-resource centers and “shut them down” in Massachusetts and beyond. In Massachusetts and beyond, Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) led the charge for “shutting down” pregnancy-resource centres and “cracking down” on them. This hostility was a green light for those on the extreme left to attack our centers without any basis.

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In May, Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell, along with at least 17 other Democratic Attorneys General, created a “reproductive right working group” which, among other things, has the goal of persecuting pregnancy resource centers in Massachusetts as well as across the nation.

Massachusetts is now the first state to spend $1 million of taxpayer money on a smear against our pregnancy care centers and expectant mothers. Governor Maura Shealey and Lieutenant-Governor Kim Driscoll created a fear-mongering, aggressive campaign to discredit all pregnancy-resource centers in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts legislators approved the use tax dollars to fund the campaign in 2023 when they passed a supplemental Budget. Due to this, the public is urged to “avoid our centers” on social media and radio.

However, we do provide a network of support for women who are in need. The Massachusetts pregnancy-care centers provided over $1.5M in aid to more than 4,500 women and families in 2023. Expectant mothers and families received sonograms, pregnancy tests, diapers food and clothing, financial aid, education support and parenting classes at no cost.

The selfless work of the pregnancy-resource centers has transformed and, in some cases, saved their lives. These institutions do not receive state or federal funding. In the past four decades, we have served tens and thousands of women who came through our doors because private donors agreed: Our women deserve to have the options that we provide.

Women who wish to become parents should have access to our support. According to peer-reviewed studies, 60 percent of women who have had abortions would prefer to have a child if they received the financial or emotional support they needed. Pregnancy resource centers are providing this support to ensure that no woman is forced into abortion. We are unfairly attacked for this by those who think abortion is the only option.

If the Massachusetts governor, attorney-general, and other politicians are successful at weaponizing the system of politics to close down pregnancy resource centers, women will be the ones who suffer most.

We can’t become a country where abortion is the sole option available to women who are pregnant and in need. These women deserve love, life, happiness, health, and all of these things. We must stop the attacks against pregnancy resource centers. If we do not, extremist politicians will be emboldened in other states to shut down a vital supply for women who want to choose life for their unborn child. Everyone would be better off if the high-quality and compassionate care offered by the pregnancy-resource-center network continues to be available for women and families in the Bay State and across the country.