It claims that there is no mental health reason to have an abortion, that ‘post abortion syndrome’ is a real phenomenon. Their source?
” For Your Reference Page: All content on this site is individually authored. The site is was made by Heritage House ’76 by using many different reputable sources. Most brochures that are © Heritage House ‘76 can be referenced with the author of Michael Monahan.” Reputable? Hardly — the references made available on this site pale in comparison to the most lazy elementary school plagiarized report on the anteater, copied out of the encyclopedia. Unsurprisingly Heritage House 76’s web site (a link to which is hidden at the bottom of the page) specializes in such anti-choice paraphernalia as checks with photos of fetuses, and even anti-choice bubble gum stamped with little feet.
AbortionFacts.com claims that having an abortion is not safe, and shows photos of a woman crying to drive home the point. In an odd attempt to reduce the number of abortions had by teenage girls, they claim that for, “15 to 17 year old women, pregnancy may even be physically healthier than in women of older ages,” a bit of theoretical trivia that is wholly irrelevant to the decision of whether to have an abortion as a teenage girl. They also claim that incestuous pregnancies are “a way to unite mother and daughter” and “a way to stop the incest.” Yes, in their twisted view, pregnancy as a result of incestuous rape is a good thing.
This anti-choice propaganda also attempts to connect up Planned Parenthood’s founder with ethnic cleansing, while simultaneously chastising Planned Parenthood for deviating from what they describe as anti-abortion origins. Unsurprisingly, this site also is against abortion in cases of rape or incest, and goes to great theatrical lengths to describe the “trauma” of abortion in any case. To call this anti-choice fiction would be a gross understatement, but sadly there are no more accurate words currently available in the English language.
And this is what women find when they Google ‘abortion.’ They find lies, scare tactics, recriminations and judgment, nonsense stated as if it were facts, and absolutely nothing of use. They click on a site labeled “Abortion Facts” and find the opposite. This is where the anti-choicers are winning, and this is why internet activism is important. It’s not about typing on my computer being easier than being in a clinic. It’s about the dissemination of accurate information. It’s about not resting until every woman knows what her options are, and what the real facts are surrounding those options. To do that we have to keep writing, keep putting out content, keep reminding women what their choices are.