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To: Care Net, Heartbeat International, Womens' Choice Network
Stop state funding for "Crisis Pregnancy Centers"
“The patient’s right to self-decision can be effectively exercised only if the patient possesses enough information to enable an informed choice”
–American Medical Association
Anyone seeking medical care should receive comprehensive, true, and unbiased information related to that care. Crisis pregnancy centers actively work to harm people seeking reproductive care by luring women into their offices and using scare tactics to dissuade women from exercising their right to choose. Last year, the number of CPCs per abortion facility was 3.2 nationally, which means that the majority of women seeking abortions will be sent to a CPC due to directed advertisements. These CPC's are also targeted at low-income and women of color, advertising their "services" at Black and Latinx churches. "Further, African-American women are more than twice as likely to get late or no prenatal care as non-Latina white women, and are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications" (NARAL).
Why is this important?
CPC's systematic use of scare tactics and misinformation will continue to jeopardize womens' safety if nothing is done. Sign this petition to preventing CPC's from receiving taxpayer funding. The state of Kansas currently uses YOUR tax dollars to fund CPC's that use lies and medical misinformation to keep women from obtaining safe abortion care.
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:
- Sign this petition
- Contact your representatives directly and urge them to make a stand about this issue
- If you are aware that a clinic is fake, write an appeal to google to remove it from the search for "abortion clinics" and spread the word about it through social media or local signage
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