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Does March of Dimes support abortion?

 
Gal51

Asked by Gal51 at 10:48 AM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • MOD policy states that abortion is not the solution to the problem of birth defects. The MOD has long maintained its neutrality on the issue of abortion. All grantees and contractors regardless of their personal opinions are prohibited from using MOD funds for abortion research, to pay for abortions, or to give directive advice concerning abortions. Fetal tissue research does not violate this policy if applicable federal regulations are adhered to. A non-directive referral for counseling, if requested by a patient in the course of prenatal care, does not violate this policy.
    http://www.pregnantpause.org/people/mod3.htm
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 1:49 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • UGHS. Planned Parenthood does a lot of prenatal medical help also, like OB visits.

    Since most people going to PP are younger, lower income or with no insurance, they're generally at a naturally higher risk for premature birth..

    PP has excellent OB's from what I've heard in my town.

    BTW, I'm pro-life, and just because somewhere performs abortion doesn't mean they also don't perform miracles and a great service to women in your community.
    gabrielle_x

    Answer by gabrielle_x at 11:04 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • They're a charity to help prevent premature births. Where you get pregnancy termination from that, I have no idea.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 10:50 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Planned Parenthood does so much more than perform abortions.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 10:53 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I had heard that they financially support Planned Parenthood who DOES perform abortion.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 10:51 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • No, in fact they claim that abortion is not an answer to birth defects.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 1:45 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • but they do perform abortion, do they not?
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 10:58 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I don't think so. I thought March of dime is for premature and sick children
    HomeAlone45

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 11:21 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I don't think they have a stance on abortion one way or the other. That isn't the issue they are concerned with.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 11:22 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • I don't think so and I was glad to read that funds do not go to pay for abortions, fund abortions research,etc. because if that was the case I would have to stop my donations to them.
    miasmommy21407

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 2:40 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

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