But today I came across this article in the Austin Independent which discusses prolife media organizations led by Brian Follett. In the article, Follett states his organization's media campaigns have been effective in lowering the abortion ratio in Austin area.
Not so says the local Planned Parenthood spokesperson. That reduction was caused by.....prolife legislation.
Sarah Wheat, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood in Austin, attributed the decline to state legislation passed in 2003 and 2005 that established a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion, required parental consent before a teenager can have an abortion, and instituted severe restrictions on abortions after 16 weeks beyond conception.Uh-oh. Somebody forgot to give Sarah Wheat the memo.
“These laws had an immediate and direct impact on reducing abortions, as they were intended,” Wheat said. “It’s much harder to be a provider of abortions.”
One of the last things pro-choicers want to admit is that prolife legislation reduces abortions.