Ever since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year, the work of Crisis Pregnancy Centers has come under intense scrutiny and criticism from pro-abortion activists and legislators.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been the most vocal, accusing pregnancy centers of using misleading advertising and practices, while other critics have claimed a lack of adherence to medical and ethical standards. Warren sponsored the Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation Act in the summer and sent a strong letter of rebuke to Heartbeat International in the fall.

But the truth about pregnancy resource centers is very different than most of today’s cultural narratives. In a recent article from Celebrate Life Magazine, Samantha Kaman said pregnancy resource centers “should not be discouraged by the persistent deceptions from the abortion lobby.”

“With a mission dedicated to saving lives and enabling women to move forward with their pregnancies, these centers prove that they value both the mother and the child. Because of the dedicated work of thousands of people, communities will continue to benefit from these centers, and pro-abortion groups will not succeed in diminishing the fruits of their exemplary and courageous labor.”

In the article, Kaman praises the work of Care Net, which has over 1,200 affiliates throughout the country. In the last three years, Care Net centers have provided nearly $200 million in free medical, material, educational, and emotional support services.

“These pregnancy centers are committed to serving women and fostering a sense of hope during a time in their lives that might feel like an inescapable crisis,” Kaman writes. “Pregnancy resource centers serve as compassionate and loving obstacles to abortion.”

In our free eBook, The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centers, we discuss details about the work of our centers and the benefits provided to society. Over the last fifteen years, almost 3 million women and men have been helped by these organizations. This is made possible by the work of 30,000 volunteers and 400,000 donors.

Critics of pregnancy centers often paint a picture that depicts centers as unregulated, unprofessional, and uninformed. However, Care Net’s Commitment of Care and Competence standards provide legal, medical, and professional frameworks that enable centers to operate at a high level.

Our eBook acknowledges that “There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding about what pregnancy centers actually do. Much of the information the public sees about pregnancy centers as produced by entities whose very goal is to misinform the public about them.”

In her article, Kaman (Celebrate Life Magazine) addresses the claim that pregnancy resource centers only look like medical facilities and have no licensed medical professionals on staff.

“This accusation conflates medical and non-medical pregnancy centers,” Kaman said. “The truth is that centers that do provide medical services do so in accordance with state laws under the supervision of a licensed medical director. The services of non-medical centers do not require staff to have a medical license, as supplying women with diapers, wipes, baby clothes, and strollers does not have to be done by a doctor.”

In a post-Roe era, it’s as important as ever to communicate the truth about pregnancy centers. It’s also important to not be weary in well doing (Gal. 6:9) and continue to pray for and support these centers. The success of the Pro Abundant Life movement hangs in the balance.

Click here to download The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centers.