Local Non-Profit Offers Alternatives to Abortion, Over 328K Performed by Planned Parenthood Last Year
SPRING HILL – While heated debate over defunding Planned Parenthood continues between lawmakers, lobbyists, and activists on both sides of the issue, the fact remains that over 328,000 abortions were conducted by the organization last year, which is up by nearly 5,000 from the previous year.
According to the latest report issued by Planned Parenthood, abortion accounts for the vast majority the following services provided by the organization: 328,348 abortions, 9,400 prenatal care patients, 2,073 miscarriage patients, and only 2,889 adoption service referrals. However, the largest number of services provided by the organization was STD testing and treatment.
President Donald Trump has promised to defund the organization, as stated in his plans to reduce the Federal Budget. Pres Trump states in his 2018 Budget Overview, “The Budget also follows through on a campaign promise and prohibits any funding in the Labor-HHS appropriations bill for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood. This prohibition applies to all funds in the bill, including Medicaid.”Regardless of where you stand on the issue, abortion is a traumatic experience for any woman who makes that choice, but one local non-profit organization is offering women a chance to weigh all their options and receive support before a decision is made.
A New Generation (ANG) is a pregnancy medical clinic in Spring Hill that serves women and men who are dealing with pregnancy issues. According to their website, www.angforlife.org, the organization offers pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to confirm viability and gestational age. The ANG website also states that they empower women by turning fear of the future into a confident hope.
Executive Director Cheryl Bennett tells RNRF that they do not offer abortions or referrals for abortions but they will refer women to a reputable adoption agency. ANG is a faith based but they are not associated with any church or specific denomination.
Bennett says they offer counseling to men who have experienced difficult childhoods and help them to “break the cycle and become good fathers.”
ANG also provides items like Bassinets, crib sheets, and diapers to families who participate in their programs and may not have the funds to purchase them.
ANG is hosting a Clay Shoot on September 16th at Tampa Bay Sporting Clay, for those interested in participating in the fundraiser. Follow this link for more details: Clay Shoot
If you would like to make a donation to ANG, you can visit their office at 7084 Mariner Blvd or make a monetary contribution online by following this link: http://www.angforlife.org/Donate-Now
You can reach a representative by calling 352-544-0911 or emailing them at [email protected].
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