Mar 9, 2014
Sex, Lies and Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Posted on Aug 8, 2013
In Virginia, where Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli got the state to sell “pro-life” license plates to raise money for crisis pregnancy centers, women are being blatantly lied to.
An undercover advocate from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia recorded a conversation with a counselor at one of these facilities. During this conversation she was told, among other outrageous things, that condoms don’t protect against STDs due to their porous nature, birth control pills increase the risk of breast cancer, and—brace yourself—she would encounter her aborted child’s soul in the future. “At the end of the world you’re gonna know that was my child that I choose to kill,” a staff member told her.
Sadly, these centers and their lies are not unique to Virginia. Katie McDonough reports at Salon:
If Virginia can’t shut these anti-choice, lie-mongering facilities down, at the very least voters should beware of Cuccinelli’s support for centers that intend to “pressure women out of exercising the full range of their reproductive health options,” and force him to answer a few questions about the so-called facts these crisis pregnancy centers run on.
—Posted by Natasha Hakimi
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