AUL’s Vice President of External Operations Jeanneane Maxon testified before a New Hampshire Senate Committee and was quoted in the media.
From the Manchester Union Leader:
The committee, however, voted to support HCR 31, which commends “the work of pregnancy care centers in New Hampshire and across the United States.”
Pregnancy care centers offer pregnant women ultrasounds, counseling and support with the goal of steering them away from getting abortions. There are centers in Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Keene.
Such resolutions are not binding, but they convey an official message to the President and Congress.
The pregnancy center resolution was meant to honor the work of the centers, which the resolution notes rely on little public funding and are run largely by volunteers.
“This resolution is incredibly important because there is a lot of misinformation being spread about pregnancy centers,” said Jeanneane Maxon, the vice president of external affairs for Americans United for Life, which is based in Washington, D.C. “These are nonprofit, faith-based institutions; they don’t have savvy lobbyists. They do take a pro-life position, but the information they provide is truthful.”
Maxon was referring to claims made by opponents of the resolution that the centers deceive pregnant women who come to centers seeking medical services.