Just like the Ottawa Senators fiasco of a few years ago, another fake abortion clinic has weaselled its way into a xmas charity intended to benefit several community groups.
This time in Kamloops.
Shirley Bosman was excited.Now if the good people of Kamloops are aware that so-called crisis pregnancy centres are actually Xian-run anti-choice outfits that exist to lie, manipulate, shame, and guilt-trip women out of choosing abortion, fine. Go ahead and donate to the group 'charity' fund, knowing that one-fifth of your dough is going to religious zealots.
"Oh, this is good news," she said. "This is great news."
Bosman is the executive director of the Pregnancy Care Centre of Kamloops, one of five local charities to have been selected as the beneficiaries of 11th edition of The Daily News Christmas Cheer Fund.
The fund's selection committee completed the process last week and the five charities were notified on Friday.
Also selected were the Kamloops Food Bank; the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home; the New Life Mission; and the YMCA-YWCA Y Women's Emergency Shelter.
If they are not, they need to be wised up.
Judging from the comments, it seems quite a few people are well aware of the evil of these places.
For example, this from Cruick:
I will not support your cause this year. The Pregnancy Care Centre is a facade for an anti choice organization which only supports one option. I cannot believe that The Daily News has agreed to support this organization and thereby endorsing it as one which deserves our support. They do not provide information about birth control. They do not know about or refuse to give out information regarding "plan B" . They do not have medical professionals staffing their facility. There are so many worthy organizations deserving of our support, but this is not one of them. I am so disappointed. As a society we should be supporting organizations that promote Women's health and right to choose with all the facts provided by professionals.There are lots more comments like that.
So, four other presumably worthy charities are going to lose out because of the inclusion of the fake clinic.
Let's help make sure that the generous people of Kamloops know what they're supporting. Maybe we'll be successful again in getting the clinic to remove itself because of the heat.
Win-win. More dough for real charities. More exposure of fake clinics.
Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada is on it.
So is the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought. They've started a petition.
Remove Pregnancy Care Centre from Xmas Cheer fund.Lies and evil masquerading as 'charity' should not be rewarded.
In view of the fact that the Kamloops Pregnancy Care centre is an avowed anti choice organization which displays little concern for actual pregnant women and is in fact a vehicle for Proselytizing Christianity while denying women reliable information on options related to women's health we respectfully ask that the Kamloops Daily News withdraw it's Xmas Cheer fund support and redirect it to a more worthy and less controversial cause.