A U.S. senator from Tennessee Friday reacted to a call from a colleague to shut down all pregnancy centers in the United States.

““The difference between pregnancy resource centers and abortion clinics could not be more clear. Pregnancy resource centers support families by saving the lives of mothers and babies, while abortion clinics profit off of terminating unborn lives,” Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told The Tennessee Star Friday. “The Democrats’ false rhetoric that pro-life centers cause harm to women is not only incredibly ironic, but it is exactly why so many of them are being attacked by the unhinged mob. This is how the left responds when they don’t get their way — with violence and destruction.”

The tiff began after Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said earlier in the week that pregnancy centers are designed to “fool people” and that they must be shut down nationwide.

“Elizabeth Warren believes each and every pregnancy resource center across the country should be shut down,” Blackburn said on Twitter in response to the comments made by Warren. “What does the left have against those working to support mother and child?”


“In Massachusetts, right now, those crisis pregnancy centers that are there to fool people who are looking for pregnancy termination help, outnumber true abortion clinics by three to one,” Warren said. “We need to shut them down here in Massachusetts and we need to shut them down all around the country. You should not be able to torture a pregnant person like that.”

Pregnancy clinics often offer resources to pregnant women other than abortions.

Many offer free ultrasounds so that would-be mothers can see an image of their child.

Later, Blackburn invited Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) to visit a pregnancy center after Smith took issue with Blackburn’s response to Warren.

“Crisis pregnancy centers support families by saving the lives of mothers and babies. Abortion clinics profit off ending the lives of unborn babies,” Blackburn said later. “I invite you to come visit a crisis pregnancy center with me.”

Abortion is a hot topic in the United States in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, which returns decisions about whether abortion should be legal to individual states.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Marsha Blackburn” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.