Clinic Offering Free Abortions
“If we didn’t provide it now, they would get it later — a late-term abortion that would give greater risk to the mother’s health,” Edwards said to Little Rock's KTHV-TV.
Abortion opponents are stating that an abortion at this point in a disaster victim's life will only add to the catastrophic loss they are already experiencing. Local Planned Parenthood spokesperson Marvin Schwartz claims that Edwards is simply providing a service the women need.
Pregnant women who are displaced from the hurricanes are urged to contact OptionLine at 1-800-395-HELP(4357) or visit the at OptionLine. Counselors are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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