Senator Brown claims that the Pregnant Women's Support Act and the Prevention First Act are similar. No statement could be further from reality, other than that they both ostensibly deal with plans to reduce abortions.
Both acts have been introduced into both houses of Congress. Brown is a cosponsor of the Prevention First Act.
The Prevention First Act is essentially a bill to use multimillions of your tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood, the nation's foremost provider of abortions. It would put the nation's largest abortion provider in charge of sex education for our children. Theirs is an approach to sex education that teaches our youngsters to be "sexually active" (newspeak for "promiscuous") while attempting through contraceptive use to avoid the STDs and unwanted pregnancies resulting from promiscuous sexual activity.
Apparently, the senator sees no conflict of interest in our largest abortion provider teaching our children about sex as a way of drumming up future clientele. He apparently also doesn't think anyone will object to our tax dollars going to the nations largest abortion provider. This act effectively says to pregnant women, "What's wrong with you that you didn't use contraceptives?" when more than half of those seeking abortions did use them.
He accurately describes the Pregnant Women's Support Act as a three-pronged approach to reducing abortions through researching more complete reasons why women seek abortions, strengthening informed choice options and comprehensive measures for health care needs, supportive services and helpful prenatal and postnatal assistance. This bill says to pregnant women, "We know you have a problem and a serious decision to make. We will back your decision."
Yes, Senator, there is a profound difference.
Mary Ann Chimera, President
Democrats for Life of Ohio, Inc.