Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Truth in Advertising

I started a new local Facebook group:
Calgary should pass a Crisis Pregnancy Centre disclosure law.

Here's the intro:

Baltimore Maryland has passed and Austin Texas is considering an ordinance requiring Crisis Pregnancy Centers to post signs clearly revealing to women coming through their doors that they will never provide information about, or make a referral for birth control or abortion.

Crisis Pregnancy centers have repeatedly been found to string along vulnerable women who come to them, with tests and 'counseling' until its too late for them to get the abortions they may have been looking for. They give every impression of being a comprehensive health resource center for women but are staffed by volunteer anti-abortion activists.

Not surprisingly they are fighting these ordinances and for the right to deceive their clients.

Calgary has one of these fundamentalist anti-abortion front groups right downtown at: 205, 925 – 7th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1A5

I suggest that Calgary should follow Baltimore and Austin's lead and pass a disclosure law for these kind of operations.

Please drop by and visit and join if you'd like, Calgarian or otherwise. These groups are really easy to set up so think about creating one for your city.

Thanks to Fern at DammitJanet! for the nod.

Update: and thanks again to Fern for updating me that Austin has now passed their clinic disclosure law. Good on them! Calgary's turn now.

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