No Harm Done?

Abortion providers claim they offer women a safe medical procedure. HLA’s new fact card asks, “Is there really No Harm Done?” This resource will help women understand the mental and physical health complications of an abortion. Excellent for sidewalk counseling and pregnancy center use.


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