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Abortion training counselor claims parenting and abortion are morally equivalent

Posted in Abortion Training, Abortionist, University o California San Francisco (UCSF) with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2019 by saynsumthn

Image: Alissa Perrucci all pregnancy options are moral

video presented by abortion counselor Alissa Perrucci, Phd, MPH, who describes herself as “shepherding the counseling revolution,” presents as normal the idea that there is no moral distinction between parenting a child and ending a child’s life in an abortion. The video, “Decision Counseling for Positive Pregnancy Test Results,” was uploaded as part of training modules from Innovating Education, a project of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Bixby trains abortion providers though its Ryan Residency Training Program.

Alissa Perrucci claims all pregnancy options are moral

Perrucci is a Counseling and Administrative Manager at the Women’s Options Center, an abortion facility within San Francisco General Hospital. She admitted to All-Options, “Our clinic is the safety net clinic for Northern and Central California, accepting Medi-Cal as full payment to 24 weeks….”  In her book, Perrucci claims that being an abortion counselor brings her joy, “when women are walking toward the exit after their abortions….”

In the video, Perrucci states that in the decision between abortion and parenting, one “pregnancy decision is not more moral than another.” Of the woman contemplating her choices, which include abortion, Perrucci says, “She is a good person making a moral decision about herself,” adding, “The patient has the answer for her dilemma.”

 

Perrucci goes on to suggest that abortion counselors should give “accurate information.”

But, she adds, “In this context – in helping people make pregnancy decisions – I want you to suspend that assumption that you have the answer and let the patient find that for herself.”

Alissa Perrucci on abortion counseling

She tells her audience that in pregnancy counseling, abortion counselors should “take a step back from professional mode.”

“In this context, when guiding people through pregnancy decision making, you actually don’t have the answer. Nor are you obligated to find it out for the patient. Remember that she has the answer.”

Perrucci offers two examples (seen below) when delivering the news of “a positive pregnancy test result” to a pregnant client. Calling it a “closed ended question,” Perrucci draws the attention of her audience to the statement on the left, pointing out that using the term “baby” isn’t a good idea….

Alissa Perrucci on positive pregnancy test result

“The thing you want to look at and analyze is the use of the word keep and the use of the word baby. In this scenario, the counselor or the person delivering the pregnancy test result has decided to use the word baby, maybe without knowing if that’s how the patient refers to the pregnancy.”

“…I want you to think a little more deeply about what it means to use the word keepand what that might imply in terms of the opposite.”

READ: Former Planned Parenthood worker: ‘We were told not to say baby’

When addressing the “Three pregnancy options: Abortion, Adoption, and Parenting,” the abortion counselor states, “We want to examine our language. So, we want to pay attention to – are we using the word – abortion? Or, are we finding different ways to say abortion?”

“Its not that you can’t use different words, a lot of people say termination, a lot of people say procedure, and I think it’s very interesting to pay attention to whether you’re avoiding saying certain words and what that communicates to our patients, and what that might be contributing to in terms of stigma on any particular option.”

Alissa Perrucci on three pregnancy options

What’s interesting is that Perrucci appears to avoid mentioning the baby when discussing the abortion option. She is okay bringing up the baby when discussing adoption, however: “Make an adoption plan or place the baby for adoption. Place the child for adoption.”

While Perrucci is concerned about “misinformation” surrounding abortion, her suggested description of abortion leaves much to be desired. She characterizes early abortion as “gentle suction” which “empties the uterus.”

Yet, at the same time, she says, “In your descriptions, it’s going to be really important that you define medical terms or any kind of terminology that the patient might not understand. So that you’re really ensuring comprehension.”

To recap: When discussing a “pregnancy” avoid terms like baby but be sure to “define medical terms” when discussing abortion… hmm….

Alissa Perrucci on describing abortion

In the video below, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describes a first trimester aspiration abortion:

 

Those in the abortion industry actually patronize women by refusing to give them factual and straightforward information. Withholding accurate information about fetal development and what abortion really does, does nothing to help women make “moral decisions.” What it does is help the profitable abortion industry remain profitable.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Fake ‘pregnancy center’ learns women want parenting help, not abortion

Posted in ANSIRH, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Contraception Journal, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Fake Pregnancy Center, Feminist Womens Health Center, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2018 by saynsumthn

Image: All Options abortion billboards (Image credit Facebook)

The profitable abortion lobby with their language of “choice” has for years lashed out against pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRC), falsely labeling them “fake” and “dishonest.” However, one pro-abortion referral service has chosen to masquerade as a PRC in Indiana. All-Options was specifically modeled after pro-life pregnancy centers, according to a blog post at the Abortion Gang (written by Catrina Otonoga, whose LinkedIn page states she works at the Preterm abortion facility). But one glaring difference is seen on the All-Options billboard below, where “abortion access” is listed as the first service:

Image: All Options billboard (Image: Facebook)

All Options billboard (Image: Facebook)

All-Options began in 2004 as Backline in Portland, and expanded to several other states, with its Talkline “counseling” number offering women the opportunity to speak to counselors who are “not licensed healthcare providers or mental health specialists.”

Image: All-Options Talkline no licensed counselors

All-Options Talkline

In 2014, All-Options created a GoFundMe page to raise money for a brick and mortar in Bloomington, Indiana, where it planned to offer “free pregnancy tests and condoms… Concrete resources like diapers, baby clothes, care packages, and educational materials… Referrals to pregnancy, birthing, abortion, adoption, parenting, and contraceptive providers and community resources.”

All-Options told supporters, “It is time to demonstrate that anti-abortion organizations do not have a monopoly on supporting parents and people who are continuing their pregnancies.” But is “All-Options” really about all options for women?

While All-Options advertises itself as a PRC, its stated goal is “to increase the availability of nonjudgmental pregnancy options counseling and to break down the silos that separate providers of abortion, adoption, pregnancy, and parenting services.”

In other words, All-Options openly supports abortion.

Image: All Options PRC (Image: All Options Facebook )

All Options PRC (Image: All Options Facebook )

As seen below, the center’s executive director “serves on the steering committee of All* Above All” — a group seeking to “build support for lifting bans that deny abortion coverage” — and ran the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom:

 

Image: Parker Dockray (Screenshot: All Options website)

Parker Dockray (Screenshot: All Options website)

The center is so pro-abortion that, according to the social media posts below, it sued the state of Indiana over its abortion regulations:

Image: Shelly Dodson center director All Options abortion fake PRC (Image credit: Twitter)

(Image credit: Twitter)

In 2015, the All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center launched in Indiana, offering diapers and access to abortion funds are offered as “services.”

Image: All Options PRC services include abortion funds

All Options PRC services include abortion funds

And this “PRC” has a very cozy relationship with the profitable abortion industry.

  • Wanda Savala, public affairs manager for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, is currently on the board of All-Options.
  • Some All-Options volunteers also serve at Planned Parenthood.
  • Treasurer Kwajelyn Jackson currently serves as Community Education & Advocacy Director at the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

On its website under “resources,” All-Options recommends that women contact the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood, among others, for abortion.

Image: All Options PRC Refers to Planned Parenthood NAF for abortion

All-Options PRC refers to Planned Parenthood, NAF

A study, “What Women Seek from a Pregnancy Resource Center,”  funded by the pro-abortion David and Lucile Packard Foundation and published in 2016 in the pro-abortion journal Contraception, analyzed “survey data from first-time clients” of All-Options “between July and December 2015 on their reason(s) for seeking services….” Contraception is the official journal of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the Society of Family Planning (originally founded as The American Association of Planned Parenthood Physicians by Alan Guttmacher). It is run by abortion supporters, and its 2018 editorial board consists of several high ranking abortionists and abortion advocates. It was no different in 2016, when the above study was published.

Author Katrina Kimport is on the faculty and staff of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), a group which publishes workbooks on abortion training… and which is behind a host of questionable and discredited studies. Kimport is also with the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, which is involved with “pioneering new methods of abortion, expanding the ranks of doctors specializing in abortion, and bolstering awareness of the positive impact of abortion on women’s lives.”

Also listed as authors are the aforementioned J. Parker Dockray and Shelly Dodson of All-Options PRC. The data, of course, came from a survey of All-Options PRC clients.

Dockray has been quoted as saying, “The prochoice movement is not always great about visibly supporting parents.” No argument there. And yet, it seems, according to the pro-abortion organization’s own survey, it was parenting support that was most sought out at All-Options… not abortion access.

 

Image: Fake PRC All Options promotes abortion

All-Options promotes abortion

The data compiled from the All-Options PRC survey of 270 clients, found that women using the All-Options PRC came to them for:

  • Free diapers (87%)
  • Baby clothes/items (44%)

In peer counseling, the clients most frequently discussed:

  • Parenting resources/referrals (55%)
  • Pregnancy options (6%)
  • Abortion (2%)

The study’s pro-abortion and highly biased authors admitted, “PRC clients largely sought parenting, not pregnancy, resources. The underutilization of pregnancy-options counseling and high demand for parenting materials and services point to unmet needs among caregivers of young children, particularly for diapers.” The authors concluded that the study’s results “suggest the need to rethink the allocation of resources toward funding or eliminating PRCs solely for the purpose of influencing women’s decisions about abortion.”

With thousands of legitimate pregnancy resource centers operating nationwide, why would Contraception focus on this fake “pregnancy center”? Perhaps they thought it would show a demand for more “abortion access.”

They thought wrong.