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Monday, April 24, 2006

US Tax Payer $$ Used to Harass Women

Another email from a friend...

I just heard about the following story from Planned Parenthood.
I hope you'll join me in taking action to put a stop to the
outrageous practices of fake "clinics" by clicking on the link
at the bottom of this email.

An Indiana mother recently accompanied her daughter and her
daughter's boyfriend to one of Indiana's Planned Parenthood
clinics, but they unwittingly walked into a "crisis pregnancy
center" run by an anti-abortion group -- one that shared a
parking lot with the real Planned Parenthood clinic, and was
designed expressly to lure Planned Parenthood patients and
deceive them.

The group took down the girl's confidential personal information
and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said
would be in their "other office" (the real Planned Parenthood
office nearby). When she arrived for her appointment, not only
did the Planned Parenthood staff have no record of her, but the
police were there -- the "crisis pregnancy center" had called
them, claiming that a minor was being forced to have an abortion
against her will.

The "crisis pregnancy center" staff then proceeded to wage a
campaign of intimidation and harassment over the following days,
showing up at the girl's home and calling her father's
workplace. Our clinic director reports that she was "scared to
death to leave her house." They even went to her school and
urged classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion.

Behind the Story: The anti-choice movement is setting up
so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" across the country. Some of
them have neutral-sounding names and run ads that falsely
promise the full range of reproductive health services, but
dispense anti-choice propaganda and intimidation instead. And
according to The New York Times, there are currently more of
these centers in the U.S. than there are actual abortion
providers! What's more, these centers have received $60 million
of government grants. They're being funded by our tax dollars.

A bill has just been introduced in Congress to stop the
fraudulent practices of fake clinics, but it desperately needs
more support. Tell your representative to take a stand:
anti-choice extremists must not get away with this any longer!
Click here to contact your representative:

Thank you for your kind attention..

Donate Now >> https://secure.ga3.org/02/fake_clinics2
Tell a Friend >>
Take Action >> http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/fake_clinics2

Our tax payer dollars are going to fake clinics that deceive, harrass and freighten women... I haven't had the time to run this specific story by Snopes, but it's so disturbing, that I thought I'd share it and the clinics ARE real.

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