Why CPCs Should Not Be Part of the Health-Care System

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently pointed to The Source for Women, a newly opened crisis pregnancy center, as the new face of the Texas Women’s Health Program — a face that doesn’t include anyone who so much as mentions abortion or groups that perform abortions.  According to RH Reality Check reporter Andrea Grimes, The Source’s board has yet to decide exactly what its policy will be when it comes to dispensing birth control. But even if they do decide to offer contraception, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone will be able to get it.

It could be entirely dependent on your marital status, if they decide to follow the lead of one crisis pregnancy center in Indiana.

Via the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel:

Regarding birth control, if a married couple wants information, A Hope Center refers them to their physician. Otherwise, “because abstinence is the only 100 percent method of avoiding unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease, the limitations of birth control methods are included in some group presentations or discussions with clients,” [Hope Center Director of development Terry] Foss said.

Will The Source For Women and other CPCs provided with funding in the new health care program also only offer birth control to those who are married, and provide flawed or outright dishonest information to everyone else? And if so, where are the women of Texas who want to not get pregnant supposed to turn?

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  • colleen

    The Republican party/religious right think that as long as women don’t have unauthorized sex, we don’t need healthcare.


  • crowepps

    The colollary is pretty stunning — that women who do have sex deserve to die.

  • thalwen

    They don’t have medical staff or anyone trained in anything health related, partly to protelyse but also partly because they want to avoid the regulations associated with actual medical clinics. So isn’t it fraud every time they represent themselves as a medical facility? Perhaps if they were slapped with a whole bunch of lawsuits, they’d stop lying like the Bible tells them to.