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Amid 9 abortion clinics, crisis pregnancy center fights for unborn

September 15, 2010

The current issue of Our Sunday Visitor draws attention to the work of Los Angeles Pregnancy Services (LAPS), a crisis pregnancy center in a poor Latino neighborhood of the nation’s second-largest city. There are nine abortion clinics within a one-mile radius of the center.

“Medi-Cal [California’s Medicaid program] pays for abortion,” said LAPS director Astrid Bennett. “Abortion clinic employees hand out slick fliers and earn a commission when they persuade a woman to have one.”

“Women who come to LAPS are anxious, sad and depressed,” added Bennett. “When we help them make the choice for life, they return with their babies, and they are radiant and grateful. It’s a joy for us. It makes it all worth it.”

LAPS adheres to Catholic teaching on contraception and promotes Catholic teaching on chastity.


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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Sep. 15, 2010 9:40 PM ET USA

    Please tell us how we can contribute to support the work of this wonderful center - and everyone please pray for the staff and their holy work.