Crisis Pregnancy Centers are clinics run by anti-abortion groups and they often mislead women by giving them false information to prevent them from having an abortion. CPCs pretend to be legitimate health centers in an effort to lure pregnant women into the facility where they can coerce them out of considering abortion as an option utilizing fear and guilt as strategy.
Baltimore Maryland is the latest city to have a ruling struck down. Baltimore passed a law in 2009 that required CPCs to reveal their positions on abortions and contraception. Later, a lower court put a hold on the enforcement of the law. The Appeals Court agreed with the lower court by a 2-1 vote. The majority of the judges on the Fourth Circuit are Democrat but in this case, there were two Republicans on the panel.
Planned Parenthood shares a list of some of the tactics used by the CPCs which include:
- May not give you complete and correct information about all your options — abortion, adoption, and parenting.
- May try to frighten you with misleading films and pictures to keep you from choosing abortion.
- May lie to you about the medical and emotional effects of abortion.
- May tell you that you are not pregnant even if you are. This may fool you into continuing your pregnancy without knowing it. If your decision is delayed, it could make abortion more risky. It could also keep you from getting early prenatal care.
- May discourage you from using certain methods of birth control that are very safe and effective.
It stands to reason that it may also be considered legal to lie to a pregnant women by telling her abortion would be her best option because the fetus she’s carrying came from the devil and once born, will unleash the fury of hell on to all the rest of us. Yes, it really is that ridiculous and that immoral to deceive anyone based on a religious opinion.
Kimberley A. Johnson is an author and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page