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STOKING FIRE: Increase in Legal Abortions in South Africa Galvanizes Anti-Choicers

Anti-choicers protest in South Africa using familiar tactics. (frontline.org.za)

Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s health minister, reported that 77,771 legal abortions were performed in 2011, a 31 percent increase over 2010. This statistic has rattled the country’s growing anti-abortion movement, sending it into a frenzy of activity to roll back the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act passed 16 years ago.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Consider Truth in Advertising Crisis Pregnancy Center Law

(original photo via Think Progress)

First, one city. Maybe later the whole state?

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Priest Plans “Prayer Chapel” Next to Oklahoma City’s Sole Abortion Provider

Rev. M. Price Oswalt. Photo: Catholic News Agency.

Surely no one will be confused by the identical buildings, right?

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

Photo: Jezebel.

Texas says their crisis pregnancy centers should be the new face of the women’s heath program.  Does that mean they will control who gets birth control?

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Appeals Court To Revisit “Truth in Advertising” CPC Rule In Baltimore

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The city council calls it telling the truth.  The religious backers call it freedom of speech.  Now a federal judge will weigh in.

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In Maryland, Free Speech Protects the Right of Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Lie to Women: An Analysis of the Baltimore CPC Case

In clinics nationwide, young women — mostly poor women — are lured into so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” which falsely advertise themselves as health clinics, but which are anything but. These crisis pregnancy centers are often set up and run by Catholic churches, which, for obvious reasons, doesn’t bode well for any woman seeking information about contraception or terminating a pregnancy.  Instead of offering counseling about a woman’s choices, these CPCs steer women towards a right-wing, anti-choice agenda, using Jesus and guilt as weapons.

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Center For Reproductive Rights Says First Amendment Does Not Cover Right To “Deceive Women”

Nancy Northup. Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

The reproductive rights legal advocacy group will file an appeal over the recent decision to forbid crisis pregnancy centers from posting signs saying they don’t provide or refer for abortions.

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New Virginia Dept Of Health Releases “Free Forced Ultrasound” List Still Includes Unregulated and Unaccountable CPCs

Screenshot from "A Virginia Guide to Family Planning, Genetics and Social Services."

The state has corrected their list of clinics that provide “free ultrasounds” that women can visit before an abortion, but they still are all crisis pregnancy centers.

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As Virginia Forced Ultrasound Bill Goes Into Effect, State Attempts To Trick Women Into Visiting CPCs

Women in Virginia who want to terminate a pregnancy may find themselves with new roadblocks as the state tries to trick them into visiting crisis pregnancy centers first.

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“Women’s Care Center” Crisis Pregnancy Center Building Clinic Across From “Women’s Health Center.” But You Shouldn’t Be Confused

Parking lot where health clinic will be built. Clint Austin/caustin@duluthnews.com

Anti-choice activists are excited to announce they have secured a prime spot right across the street from the only abortion provider in Northern Minnesota.

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