The Occupied Nation Show Monday, May 22nd, 2023: Beware of Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Host – Patrick Wilson
Co-Hosts – Rhodes Pierre and David Concepcion
Guest: Nicole Sullivan
Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are non-profit organizations that aim to provide support and resources to pregnant women, but they are often criticized for misleading women about their options and pressuring them to carry their pregnancies to term.
CPCs often use deceptive advertising to make it seem like they are abortion clinics. They may use names and logos that are similar to those of abortion clinics, or they may advertise free pregnancy tests or ultrasounds. Once women arrive at CPCs, they are often subjected to counseling sessions that are designed to persuade them to keep their pregnancies. CPCs may also provide inaccurate or misleading information about abortion, such as telling women that abortion is dangerous or that it will lead to infertility.
If you are pregnant and are considering your options, it is important to be aware of CPCs and to do your research before seeking help from any organization. You can find a list of licensed abortion providers in Massachusetts on the website of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Here are some tips for spotting a CPC:
- They may use names or logos that are similar to those of abortion clinics.
- They may advertise free pregnancy tests or ultrasounds.
- They may pressure you to keep your pregnancy.
- They may provide inaccurate or misleading information about abortion.
If you are unsure whether an organization is a CPC, you can always call the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to verify their licensing status.