Monday, April 13, 2009

National Crisis Pregnancy Center Protest Day!

Today is FMF's National Crisis Pregnancy Center Protest Day!

Take action and join hundreds of students across the country to educate your campus and community about these fake clinics.

Legitimate health clinics give women comprehensive information about their full range of options when faced with an unplanned pregnancy, including information about contraception and abortion. CPCs are not staffed by medical professionals, and they do not give women medically-accurate facts about abortion and family planning.

This is a travesty. Women deserve real medical and prenatal care, not coercive, misleading health information. Furthermore, CPCs target vulnerable women, particularly low-income women and women of color. They target college-age women, advertising on campus and establishing offices near colleges.

To make things worse, crisis pregnancy centers receive million of dollars in state and federal funding. This money would be much better spent on legitimate medical clinics that make women's health a priority, particularly during this recession.

There's a lot of work to be done, but you can help women in your community. Contact your elected officials to ensure they know CPCs aren't real clinics, and spread the word on and off-campus! For more ways to get involved, check out our recently-updated materials for the Campaign to Expose Fake Clinics:

We'd love to hear about the work you do around this critical issue. Drop us a line and share photos at! If you have any questions, contact the DC office at 1-866-444-FMLA, or the LA office at 1-866-471-FMLA.

Good luck, and keep working for women's health and equality!

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