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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Anti-Abortion’s Latest Murderous Scam:
Bait-and Switch

Feb 29, 2016

For three decades an abortion clinic, Amethyst Health Center for Women, has stood right next to an anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy” center, misleadingly called AAA Women for Choice, in a suburb of Washington, D.C. Same building, same generic office door.

Understandably confused women seeking abortions have wound up at the anti-abortion clinic, where they are bombarded with pamphlets, pleas and prayers, promises of help, used baby gear, and bloody imagery–all to convince them to change their minds.

Deceptive? Oh, but there is more. A few months ago the abortion provider retired and Amethyst Health Center closed. Nothing indicates that the clinic is closed except a locked door. The clinic’s Google ads still pop up, and phone number still works with one major hitch. The anti-abortion activists who bought the closed abortion clinic answer the phone pretending to be the abortion clinic!

The anti-abortion activists are derailing women who are trying to do the responsible thing by ending an unwanted pregnancy–a pregnancy they maybe can’t afford or can’t handle. And the women who can’t find a way out, can’t find another abortion clinic, some of them are going to die, others are going to give birth to children they can’t provide for.

The people who perpetrate this disgusting scam are de facto murderers.