Sunday, March 27, 2011

Abortion - #2759 - Abortion Rights Supporters Find New Target: Crisis Pregnancy Centers - Baptist Press

After years of staying mostly out of the spotlight, pro-life crisis pregnancy centers are increasingly coming under political attack in cities nationwide where some legislators and mayors are demanding the centers explicitly declare -- in exterior signs and even in ads -- that they do not perform abortions.  Such legislation, pro-lifers say, is not only unconstitutional but also could lead to an uptick in abortions because some women -- who otherwise would be open to hearing about alternatives to abortion -- will be deterred from even entering the building.  The latest city is New York, which has approved a law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to post signs at the entrance and in the waiting room stating they do not perform abortions or provide abortion referrals. If the center does not have a licensed medical provider on staff, that information, too, must be posted on the signs. Although other cities have passed similar laws, New York's law goes a step further by requiring the information also be disclosed in advertisements and over the phone to people who call the centers.  Read more..........

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