Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stop Deceptive Advertising in Women's Services Act

Yesterday, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the "Stop Deceptive Advertising in Women's Services Act." The Act will crack down on clinics advertising themselves as abortion providers who do not provide abortion services (like Crisis Pregnancy Centers). It will also direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to disseminate rules mandating that it is unfair and deceptive for an entity, such as a crisis pregnancy center, to advertise as a provider of abortion services if they do not provide those services. The bill has 11 cosponsors in the House.

In a press release Representative Maloney stated that, "Although I may disagree with their views, many crisis pregnancy centers are forthright and respectful. Unfortunately, some take a more underhanded approach to lure in women seeking abortions by using tactics that should be illegal."

What a wonderful victory for women everywhere and a step towards holding crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) accountable!!!

To learn more about crisis pregnancy centers click here.

3 comments:

Kari said...

It's about time!

jacsun said...

amazing news, cheers Maloney.

Biie! said...

yay! i step in the right direction!