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John Oliver Goes after Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Ignoring Consequences of Abortion

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Monday, April 9, 2018

John Oliver Goes after Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Ignoring Consequences of Abortion

Late night talk show host John Oliver has made conservatives and Christians frequent targets recently, and in his latest rant he singled out crisis pregnancy centers.

Oliver alleged that crisis pregnancy centers are dishonest in what they tell women about their services. He also mocked the fact that crisis pregnancy centers are sometimes eligible for federal funding.

“The best part is, just like our church, we are tax-exempt and we could be eligible for government funding,” the comedian said, according to “Praise discretionary budgets!”

“This is all perfectly legal and there is absolutely nothing stopping us from parking outside an abortion clinic tonight and haranguing people in the morning,” Oliver said. “And frankly, there really fu***** should be.”

Although Oliver had many criticisms against crisis pregnancy centers, he failed to mention any negative consequences of abortion or the fact that Planned Parenthood has been under scrutiny in the past few years for allegedly selling fetal tissue procured in abortions. also notes that crisis pregnancy centers often offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and counseling.

One center, Crisis Pregnancy Center of CT, states, “Since opening in 1983, we have saved more than 1400 babies through a compassionate presentation about the truth of abortion and the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ. We have ministered to over 4000 women and have seen more than 600 women make decisions for Christ.  Additionally we have ministered to more than 800 women through our Post-Abortion Ministry.”


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Publication date: April 9, 2018