Time magazine has a long story
about the work of a pregnancy support center in Asheville, NC that is, for the most part, a good read, although there are problems with it.
Interviewed for the article is Deborah Wood, CEO of the Asheville Pregnancy Support Services in Asheville NC. Ms. Wood is described as "the new face of an old movement: kind, calm, non-judgmental, a special-forces soldier in the abortion wars who is fighting her battles one conscience at a time
." The article then goes on to describe the kind of work the Asheville PSS and others like it does.
The article is titled "The Abortion Campaign You Never Heard About
" but the truth is that they need to title it "The Abortion Campaign We've Never Written About
People who are kind, calm and non-judgmental have been in the movement since it began. Unfair stereotypes about how pro-lifers are depicted in the media have more to do with the bias of the reporter or the organ publishing their stories than actual experience with people really involved in the movement.
I'm glad at least one magazine media outlet has recognized that pro-lifers don't have horns coming out of their heads. Will others?
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