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Care Net on Election Results: Pregnancy Centers Will Play Critical Role in Years Ahead

Contact: Kristin Hansen, Care Net, 703-478-5661 x31


STERLING, Va., Nov. 8 /Standard Newswire/ -- “As the tide turns in Congress, pregnancy centers will play an increasingly strategic role in the pro-life movement,” said Care Net President Kurt Entsminger in response to the 2006 mid-term election results. “As the gavel is passed to abortion advocates in leadership positions, pro-life legislative advances will inevitably be shut down. In the years ahead, pregnancy centers remain the best and last hope for reducing abortion in America.”


“Abortion advocates are emboldened by the election results and alarmed by the growing effectiveness of pregnancy centers,” said Entsminger. “They will likely continue to attempt to malign our work. We are committed to sustaining our critical efforts and keeping our hand to the plow – empowering women and men facing crisis pregnancies with love, support, and help finding abortion alternatives.”


Despite the mixed results, Care Net remains optimistic that Americans are becoming more aware of how abortion hurts women. “We believe that Americans feel strongly that no woman should be coerced into abortion or feel that it is her only option,” said Entsminger. “Despite shifting political sands, we believe that the work of pregnancy centers will continue to be broadly supported and increasingly effective.”


Founded in 1975, Care Net supports a network of 1,000 pregnancy centers across North America. Care Net pregnancy centers offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer counseling services, post-abortion support and other practical, emotional and spiritual help to empower women and men facing pregnancy-related concerns. All Care Net pregnancy centers are committed to serving women in need with care and integrity. Care Net also operates the 24/7 Option Line pregnancy call center (800-395-HELP) as a joint venture with Heartbeat International.