Texas crisis pregnancy centers exposed

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If you follow Feministing, you probably know about crisis pregnancy centers. We’ve written on numerous occasions about these facilities run by anti-choicers that usually disguise themselves as health care facilities but serve the purpose of preventing folks facing unintended or unwanted pregnancies from accessing abortion services. Their coded language can be hard to distinguish even for those of us who’ve spent time on campaigns to increase access to reproductive health care, and for most people they can be impossible to tell apart from actual health care facilities. Because of this, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas just released a new site exposing crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in the state.

Developed by investigating 16 CPCs across the state, CPCs Exposed reveals the tactics these centers employ to manipulate and deceive the folks who have the unfortunate experience of ending up at one seeking abortion care. The site shows that CPCs take advantage of mandatory ultrasound laws to manipulate people into continuing their pregnancies, delay them from accessing health care services, deceive them to stop them from getting accurate information about all their pregnancy options, attempt to scare them out of choosing abortion, and are just not equipped to handle the nuances of unintended pregnancy.

The site is currently both sharing and collecting stories of people’s experiences with crisis pregnancy centers, as well as providing resources on where to get real help and an opportunity to take action by joining their CPC watch.

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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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