Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Serve Up Anti-Choice Rhetoric and Pizza

Ms. Magazine: Want a Pizza with That Pap Smear? Oh, and We’re Anti-Choice, by Alexandra Tweten:

Pizza Question: Guess what genius new advertising tactic certain crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are using to get women in the door to their fake clinics?

Could it be … listing themselves under “clinics” and “abortion” in the Yellow Pages? No, they’ve been doing that for ages. Could it be CPCs on wheels, you ask? Nope. Already tried that.

Answer: Crappy pizza. Yes, CPCs are luring women with cheap food.

The Pregnancy Resource Center of St. Cloud, Minn. has placed a coupon in the back of (my alma mater) St. Cloud State University’s 2010/11 student agenda book shilling a free small Little Caesars Pizza along with $10 STD, HIV and pap tests.

CPCs are using increasingly imaginative advertising techniques in order to preach religious fundamentalist anti-choice politics and lies. Relying on deceptive advertising to get women in the door, CPCs often obscure their religious ties. The St. Cloud center’s website, preghelp.com cites no mention of the center’s religious orientation. However, a visit to the Pregnancy Resource Center of St. Cloud yields religious anti-choice brochures and questions about patients’ religions. . . .

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2010/09/crisis-pregnancy-centers-use-pizza-to-promote-anti-choice-rhetoric.html

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