In a unanimous vote by the city council on Thursday, the city of Austin, Texas will now require crisis pregnancy centers to post signs that say they do not offer abortion services or referrals to those that provide them.
After generating a firestorm of complaints in the “Choose Your Charity” contest, Lilith Tour organizers have opened up the process suggestions by fans, and have released a list of criteria for suggested charities. The criteria, however, don’t really make things clearer….
The city of Austin, Texas is considering passing an ordinance to require so-called crisis pregnancy centers to post a notice that they do not provide birth control, abortion services or referrals to abortion providers.
Without explaination, Lilith Tour dropped the crisis pregnancy centers and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina from their “Choose Your Charity Contest.”
Jill Stanek and Lila Rose urge their supporters to vote for crisis pregnancy centers in Lilith Tour’s “Choose Your Charity” Campaign. Lilith cofounder hints that changes may be coming to contest.
Announcements by the Lilith Tour Monday suggested that $1 from every ticket will be donated to local charities in each of the 36 cities the festival visits. Will crisis pregnancy centers and anti-choice organizations be among them?
The CDC releases its annual "Abortion Surveillance" report on abortion in the United States, for 2006. The report says the surveillance provides critical information needed to evaluate programs aimed at preventing unintended pregnancy.
Crisis pregnancy centers are fake clinics that provide deceptive and erroneous information to both pregnant and non-pregnant women on pregnancy, abortion, and contraception. And they often brazenly violate the separation of church and state. So why has the Congress been funneling so much money to these centers? And will the powerful Congressman David Obey continue to do so despite the evidence?
If there was a large network of organizations that sought to support
women during unplanned pregnancies and offer unbiased,
fact-based options information, I’d be all for it. Unfortunately, such organizations don’t exist.
No woman should be deceived into visiting a CPC. So I am working on my campus to make sure women know where they can go to get comprehensive and un-biased reproductive health care and to warn them about fake clinics in our community.