PROJECT HELPS WOMEN AVOID SUBSTANDARD ABORTION CARE
Medical Malpractice Records Freely Available for Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies
Secular Pro-Life has unveiled a new website to inform women of medical malpractice and health code violations at abortion centers across the country.
The online database, available at www.abortionsafety.com, provides abortion-minded women with the latest information on health violations and malpractice lawsuits, ensuring that they make more informed decisions, said project coordinator Kelsey Hazzard.
The site was inspired in part by the Chicago Method, a woman-centered sidewalk counseling approach that the Pro-Life Action League has successfully employed for years. The key difference, Hazzard said, is that AbortionSafety.com allows women to obtain accurate abortion information from the comfort of their own homes, thus giving them more time to reconsider their decisions.
“Now, we don’t have to wait until women are already at the sidewalk to give them this information,” she said. “They’ll have it as soon as they do a Google search for abortion centers in their area.”
Numerous pro-life leaders—including Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins and Pro-Life Action League’s Eric Scheidler—have applauded the project.
For months, volunteers across the country have combed through local courthouses for medical malpractice documents. Currently, AbortionSafety.com provides information about abortion centers in 22 states, and organizers plan to add more data soon. The site also includes information on abortion risks and alternatives.
Secular Pro-Life hopes that the project will create common ground in the abortion debate. Hazzard cited a series of articles that pro-choice author William Saletan wrote last year, in which he urged the abortion rights movement to combat modern-day “back-alley” abortion facilities.
“We believe this is something pro-lifers and pro-choicers can both get behind,” she concluded.
Founded in 2009, Secular Pro-Life seeks to make abortion unthinkable for people of every faith and no faith through secular educational initiatives.