WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-09-12) – Americans United for Life  applauded the New Hampshire House for passing HCR 31, a resolution honoring the work of pregnancy care centers. Jeanneane Maxon, AUL Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel, testified in favor of the resolution, which now moves to the state Senate, calling it “a long-overdue expression of gratitude to the selfless work of those dedicated to helping pregnant women and mothers.”

Maxon, is visiting pregnancy centers in New Hampshire and Vermont this week and made the following statement following the House vote:

“As the daughter and sister of pregnancy care center directors, and having grown up in the pregnancy center movement since age seven, I can personally attest that pregnancy care centers are some of our nation’s most worthy charities.  Primarily volunteer manned, they provide compassionate care to women and families who are often facing the most significant challenge of their lives. They provide a hope that cannot be found in the abortion clinic.

“Pregnancy centers in New Hampshire offer their services free of charge, including needed medical services such as ultrasounds, pregnancy confirmation, and sexually transmitted disease testing–thereby saving state governments millions of dollars in needed funds.  And their clients love the help they receive.  In fact, a recent survey revealed that centers have a 97% client satisfaction rate.

“It is clear that women don’t want abortions. Women often feel like they have no choice but abortion due to their circumstances.  And here is where pregnancy centers step in and make all the difference.  They simply tell women, ‘You do not have to have an abortion if you don’t want to.  We will do all we can to help you.’ As a result 9 out of 10 women who enter a Care Net pregnancy center choose life.  It is only right and fitting that the State of New Hampshire and states across this nation honor their life-saving and selfless work.”