Deceiving women into having their babies

News & Politics

Back in May, blogger Amanda Marcotte wrote an excellent article on the deceptive practices of "crisis pregnancy centers" for AlterNet.

Springing up all over America, often in close proximity to abortion clinics, and employing deceptive advertising, the CPCs would cajole, shame and trick women into making the decisions they thought were appropriate irrespective of the woman's needs.

Now, Jessica Valenti reports, there's legislation to at least curb the deceptive advertising used by these CPCs.

[New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney's bill] would essentially require the Federal Trade Commission to prohibit any group from advertising "with the intent to deceptively create the impression that such person is a provider of abortion services if such person does not provide abortion services."
Valenti also has the link to a petition supporting said legislation. (Feministing)

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