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Posted 12 hours ago

Like many crisis pregnancy centers, Alpha Center in Fort Collins, Colorado preys on clients’ fears and indecisions, urging them to delay making a decision. The longer a client puts off making a choice about their pregnancy, the more expensive an abortion becomes, until eventually it’s too late to get one at all - which is exactly what CPCs are hoping for. This is just one of many delay tactics.

Alpha Center also touts the false diagnosis of “post-abortion stress syndrome,” a term created by anti-abortion activists (or “some psychologists,” as they put it). It’s been refuted by both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.

Posted 15 hours ago

Inside A Crisis Pregnancy Center

Posted 18 hours ago

Typical of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Southwest Oklahoma gets every single fact wrong, citing nothing but outdated articles and other anti-abortion websites and organizations.

For accurate information on abortion’s physical and mental health risks, visit the Guttmacher Institute, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Cancer Society, and the American Psychological Association.

Posted 2 days ago
A client and companion came up to me and asked to get an ultrasound at the (abortion) clinic. They had been to the CPC (crisis pregnancy center) to get an ultrasound, but no one there was medically able to interpret it.

This happened to a fellow escort this morning.

Proof that CPC’s use expensive medical equipment as a diversion/manipulation tactic. Proof that CPC’s are in no way shape or form medical clinics with medical professionals. Proof that CPC’s are not concerned with your health, only attempting to convince and guilt you into not having an abortion

(via shitantichoiceprotesterssay)

Posted 2 days ago

Screenshot from Mustang Pregnancy Center in Oklahoma. Their page on abortion procedures is accompanied by soft, glowing images of embryos and fetuses…can’t imagine why. They also refer to it as a baby instead of the correct terms, “embryo” and “fetus,” though it looks like they weren’t quite thorough enough in editing those terms out of their their copy-and-paste descriptions.

This CPC engages in the usual lure tactics, suggesting that at-home pregnancy tests aren’t reliable and you should really come and visit them. If they’re anything like the majority of CPCs, they use the same tests you can buy in a drugstore, and may even lie to you about the results to delay any decision-making until it’s too late to access a legal abortion.

Posted 2 days ago

Education For Choice: ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centres’ in the UK

If you thought crisis pregnancy centers were an American problem, the epidemic is spreading:

EFC has identified 135 CPCs in the UK. Just under a quarter of these centres were visited by volunteer mystery shoppers, and background research into the remaining CPCs and their affiliations was also carried out.

Unfortunately the majority of CPCs visited were found to be giving misinformation about abortion and/or biased, unethical and unprofessional counselling methods. We are particularly concerned that many of these centres specifically market their services to young women.

Posted 2 days ago

glamaxon:

A CPC has popped up in my area, and I really want to petition to shut it down. Does anyone know how I go about this? I know I can use change.org, but from there, I’m kind of clueless.

Who do I send the petition to? What should I write? I could really use some help! <3

I have a page (What Can I Do About Them?) on ideas for taking action against deceptive crisis pregnancy centers!

Posted 3 days ago

shitantichoiceprotesterssay:

So today, regarding this sign.

A client pulled into A Woman’s Choice (the CPC) and was approached by the CPC parking lot “attendant”.  I yelled at her that this was not the clinic and A Woman’s Choice does not perform abortions.  The whole time I was saying this the AWC women were yelling at me “She already knows that” (which it turns out she didn’t know).  She went into AWC.  Two minutes later, she comes out and goes to her car.  Then she approaches me and we walk to the clinic together.  She told me that because of THE ABOVE sign, she thought A Woman’s Choice (the CPC) was EMW (the abortion clinic).

I told her to please tell that to the front desk person at EMW.  The CPC is presenting themselves as a part of the abortion clinic, which they are clearly not.  An attorney says this sign is a clear “misuse of name” and at the very least, a threatening letter should be sent to the CPC.

We shall see how it goes.  I’ve been down on the corner next to the CPC parking lot telling folks where to park, so we’ve been pretty proactive with the situation and no one has been fooled by the permit scam.

Yet.

They are just so creative with how they trick people.

Posted 4 days ago
This was taken from the Women&#8217;s Choice Center of the Quad Cities. Yet another crisis pregnancy center pushing the invented diagnosis known as Post-Abortion Syndrome&#8230;or Post Abortion Stress Syndrome, depending on who you ask - antis can&#8217;t really decide. PAS[S] is not recognized by either the American Psychological Association or the American Psychiatric Association, which writes the DSM, the manual used by every mental health professional to make diagnoses and better understand their patients.
No two abortion experiences are alike, and many thoughts and emotions can arise at any point during or after an abortion. Sadness, guilt, regret, and anger are all valid reactions, but they are not a diagnosis. PASS is a myth invented to scare patients away from choosing abortion.

This was taken from the Women’s Choice Center of the Quad Cities. Yet another crisis pregnancy center pushing the invented diagnosis known as Post-Abortion Syndrome…or Post Abortion Stress Syndrome, depending on who you ask - antis can’t really decide. PAS[S] is not recognized by either the American Psychological Association or the American Psychiatric Association, which writes the DSM, the manual used by every mental health professional to make diagnoses and better understand their patients.

No two abortion experiences are alike, and many thoughts and emotions can arise at any point during or after an abortion. Sadness, guilt, regret, and anger are all valid reactions, but they are not a diagnosis. PASS is a myth invented to scare patients away from choosing abortion.

Posted 5 days ago
When Jordan called Bethany’s statewide headquarters one night, her shepherding mother answered, responding coldly to Jordan’s lament. “You’re the one who spread your legs and got pregnant out of wedlock,” she told Jordan. “You have no right to grieve for this baby.”

Shotgun Adoption: Christian agencies lavish support services on pregnant women - if they give up their babies.

This is a really disturbing article about how crisis pregnancy centers pressure pregnant people into adoption. It mainly focuses on Bethany Christian Services, but Care Net, the largest CPC organization in the country, has also been exposed as practicing coercive adoption.