Crisis Pregnancy Center Legislation

A yearlong investigation by Naral Pro-Choice New York found that crisis pregnancy centers feed women information that has been medically refuted (including an old standby, rejected by the National Cancer Institute, that abortions cause higher rates of breast cancer).

Christine C. Quinn, New York City Council speaker, and Councilwoman Jessica S. Lappin, Democrat of Manhattan, are proposing legislation that would require the anti-abortion point of view of crisis pregnancy centers to be clear to all women who visit them — either intentionally, or by accident while seeking a Planned Parenthood clinic across the street, or because the word “abortion” loomed much larger to them on that subway sign than the word “alternative.”

Read more about it in the New York Times.

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