Which is why these are the only places you will ever hear someone seriously discuss a disorder unrecognised by any medical body, called Post-Abortion Syndrome, which crisis pregnancy centres equate to PTSD.
Brook's Simon Blake OBE commented on the findings in the Education for Choice and Brook report on crisis pregnancy centres that "I was saddened to read in this report many extensively documented examples of misleading, inaccurate and emotionally manipulative information disseminated by so-called 'crisis pregnancy centres '(CPCs)."
Correlation and causation in their world are happily interchangeable
Does that sound a little specific to you? We aren't all prophets, if we were we wouldn't also be warned to beware false prophets in the Bible. We'd be high fiving each other and making jokes about preaching to the converted and just generally waiting for the second coming whilst wearing those 'I'm glad my mommy didn't abort me' T-shirts
Therefore it irks me to see it used in this different context. In fact, it makes you wonder what lengths people who willingly present Bible verses out of context with the intention they will be misinterpreted will go to. I mean, forgive me, but that strikes me as immoral. There are plenty of affectionate passages regarding God's love for individuals, but they pick this one concerning Jeremiah because it focuses on life even before conception.
I suppose I don't need to wonder, reading through the Telegraphs list of 'facts' provided by crisis pregnancy centres, presented here with conflicting scientific evidence from medical professionals.
David Burrowes, Conservative MP for Enfield-Southgate, told the Telegraph: "There's certainly a role for independent advice services...I think we need to get away from the stereotypes and recognise that we need more, not less, advice and support for women and it shouldn't be the sole preserve of BPAS."
That's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. But we need more factual and helpful advice and support for women. Crisis pregnancy centres either need incredibly strict monitoring or to be clear that they are anti-choice. Or better yet closed down for scaremongering and exploiting the vulnerable.