Jan 22 2012
Planned Parenthood: Husband Not Allowed in Abortion Counseling [Excerpts]
If Planned Parenthood had its way with influencing Alisha, she might not be the mother of two sons today. Sadly, this wasn’t a unusual story, and Alisha learned it a few years ago in Tampa, FL when she was just a 23-year old newlywed.
Preying on women who think Planned Parenthood will help them when they are poor and uninsured works to some degree because ]pro-life people may] unknowingly walk through their doors, which is how Alisha found [Planned Parenthood] in Tampa. Not long after she was married, Alisha took a home pregnancy test which gave her a positive result. Because she didn’t have insurance, and because she remembered many of her friends in high school got birth control from Planned Parenthood, she went for one of the ever-publicized free pregnancy tests at Planned Parenthood in Tampa.
She rounded up her mom and her husband and they set off to find out if they were about to rejoice over a new life. Her first surprise, as she sat in the clinic populated with young girls who appeared to be by themselves, was when she was called back to see a nurse.
“When my name was called, naturally my mom and husband stood up to come with me and the nurse told them they were not allowed. I asked the nurse, “not even my husband?” and she said “no, just you!” I felt very disappointed and confused.
Still, she complied and went back alone as the nurse asked her medical history questions. But the next questions stunned young Alisha, as the nurse asked her if she wanted to keep “it” if she was pregnant. When Alisha insisted she did, the nurse pushed: “You can be honest with me, you are being forced to keep it against your will?” I said, “Absolutely not. I wasn’t expecting to get pregnant so quickly, but if I am pregnant I want to keep my baby” and again she asked “So your husband or mom are not forcing you to keep it if you are?” I said, more aggressively and upset, “NO!”
Alisha notes: "When she was asking me if I was forced to keep the baby she looked like she was reading from a script. I remember her saying that if I kept 'it,' it would be very expensive and life changing. She was poking at the fact that I didn’t seem like I could afford to have a baby. She also asked if I was scared to say that I wanted an abortion, and that if I had any questions I could talk to someone that can ease my nerves. She never really said baby, she said “it” a lot. She also mentioned that if I was pregnant, depending how far a long I was, there might not even be a heartbeat."
Alisha didn’t give the woman a chance to go on, however, She said, “excuse me, If I am pregnant I am keeping my baby. I may not be rich but I know God will make a way!” and walked out.