Crisis Pregnancy Center Tells Other Clinics To Burn Baby Powder Candles

August 20, 2017
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An anti-abortion charity in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has made a recommendation to use baby powder-scented Yankee Candles to all crisis pregnancy centers.

In July, Stanton Healthcare Belfast posted a photograph of a Yankee Candle on their Facebook page with the caption: “Stanton Healthcare would recommend to all crisis pregnancy centre’s [sic] the new baby powder yankee candle. It just smells like a new born [sic] baby. #lovelife #lovebabies #protectthemboth #loveyankeecandles”

The post recently started trending on Facebook, where people took to the comments section to express their outrage over its implications.

It, however, appears that Stanton Healthcare has also been deleting negative reactions to their suggestion that lighting a baby powder–scented candle is an appropriate waiting room tactic in order to convince women to keep their pregnancies.

A commenter asked: “Do these candles come in the scents of shame, stigma or social isolation?” It appears that the comment has since been deleted.

“Love that you’re deleting so many comments so it just looks like you lunatics are talking to yourselves,” one commenter noted, in one of the few negative Facebook comments left standing.

Another reads, “Ridiculous and self-righteous so called pro-lifers […] Why don’t you help children that are already in the system instead of poking your noses into other people’s vaginas? Bunch of hypocrites.”

A Yankee Candle spokesperson said, “Yankee Candle is not affiliated with Stanton Healthcare Belfast. We are currently addressing the issue.”

Crisis pregnancy centers often claim to be legitimate medical centers, and their sole aim is to persuade women to carry their pregnancies to term.

These centers are known to use scaremongering pseudo-science to frighten women from considering abortions, such as false claims that abortion leads to breast cancer or infertility.

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