Worcester, Mass. Councilwoman Seeks to Force Closure of Pregnancy Care Centers

June 24, 2023

The People’s Forum
Telegram & Gazette
100 Front Street, 5th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608-1440

To the Editor,

The Telegram & Gazette story on the lawsuit filed against Clearway Clinic made reference to an order—sponsored by Councilor-At-Large Thu Nguyen—which was passed by the Worcester City Council on June 19, 2022, (Lawsuit alleges Worcester antiabortion clinic’s missed diagnosis threatened woman’s life, 6/22/2023).

According to the story by reporter Marco Cartolano, the order instructed the city solicitor to draft an ordinance “regulating” pro-life pregnancy care centers and preventing them, allegedly, “from making false advertisements.”

Actually, the Nguyen measure is far more draconian. As the Telegram revealed at the time, the order mandated that pro-life pregnancy centers “must either directly provide or provide referrals for abortions or emergency contraception.”

If such an ordinance is ever enacted, it would force the closure of both crisis pregnancy centers in Worcester, as compliance with this provision would be a moral impossibility for pro-life Christians.

Their ultimate closure is the likely intent of Councilor Nguyen, who was endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts.



C. J. Doyle,
Executive Director
Catholic Action League of Massachusetts
PO Box 112,
Boston, MA 02131

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