Friday, July 21, 2006

Help Stop Fake Abortion Clinics

Now, I'm not one to repost alerts and forwards, but this is an issue that's very close to my heart, so please read this action alert I received from Planned Parenthood this morning:
Dear Emily,

I've written to you about so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" before: the fake "clinics" set up by anti-choice groups to mislead women in their most vulnerable moments, which have received $30 million in government grants since 2001.

But a shocking new report out of Congress exposes exactly what our tax dollars are paying for — word by chilling word. It's hard proof that federally funded programs are dispensing misinformation and outright FALSEHOODS.

Here's what you can do RIGHT NOW: sound the alarm to your friends and family and ask them to take action.

Click here to send an e-mail to your list, or just forward the message below

I recently told you about a teenager in Indiana who thought she was visiting a Planned Parenthood clinic, but was lured by one of these centers. The staff harassed and intimidated her at her home and school, even telling classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion. Thousands of you wrote to your representatives, urging action on an important bill to protect women. But the bill needs more support, and we now have direct quotes (see below) proving that these centers promote propaganda over medical fact.

It couldn't be simpler: just forward the message below.


Cecile Richards
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America