Stop False Advertising by Crisis Pregnancy Centers
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Stop False Advertising by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    1. Petition by

      Feminist Majority Foundation

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) deceptively advertise as comprehensive women’s health clinics, often listed under “abortion services,” to lure women to their facilities, where they are pressured to choose pregnancy or adoption in lieu of abortion or birth control.

Of the 3,500 CPCs nationwide, a Congressional study found that 87% provide false and misleading information about birth control and abortion.

The American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, and the World Health Organization all dispell fake clinics’ false claims that abortion leads to breast cancer, infertility, suicide, and that condoms are ineffective.

The Hatch Amendment, which reinstates $250 million in federal funding, over 5 years, for failed abstinence-only Title V programs, slipped under the radar and made its way into the new Health Care Reform Bill.  States can choose to opt into this funding and millions of these federal dollars will be funneled to fake clinics.

We urge you to tell Congress to support legislation that would stop CPCs’ deceptive advertising practices, require that accurate medical information is provided, and eliminate ALL federal funding for CPCs!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Heinz Aeschbach AUSTIN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      It is a religious belief, scientifically wrong (previously not part of Christian religions), to consider a embryo or immature fetus a person or a sentient being.

      Women who feel and know, an abortion is the ethical answer to their undesired and undesirable pregnancy, must be protected from lies and religion-base guilt mongering.

      Heinz Aeschbach, MD

    • Victoria Randall ORLANDO, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I don't believe in abortion....but I also don't believe in LYING. If you want to reach out to people and tell them the truth, you can't trap them with LIES first... SMH

    • Emily Wilkinson KANSAS CITY, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      Let us "sin" in peace!

    • Connie Lawrence Goggins MONTEVALLO, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      It should be criminally wrong for a medical professional to lie to any patient about anything! And I absolutely do not want my tax dollars to support these propaganda-filled clinics that promote false information.

    • Jennifer Gilpin DALLAS, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Yet another scam by the religious right - they must stop their lies and deception!! When they ensure that EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE has free access to the basics of food, shelter and medical care, then their agenda to increase the human population might have some merit. Until then, the reality is the planet is overpopulated and their agenda is insanity and unsustainable. If they are truly against abortion and unwanted pregnancies, they need to get behind ways of preventing the pregnancies in the first place and stop the abstinence only BS that cannot ever work on such a primal matter.


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