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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

San Francisco Considers Regulation of "Crisis Pregnancy Centers"

The New York Times: Politicians Open Front on Abortion in Bay Area, by Jesse McKinley:

Seeking to stem what they call misleading advertising, San Francisco officials on Tuesday began a two-pronged attack on “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are billed as places for pregnant women to get advice, but often use counseling to discourage abortions.

The first element was a bill introduced to the city’s Board of Supervisors that would make it illegal for such centers to advertise falsely about their pregnancy-related services, something already more broadly covered by a state law barring deceptive advertising. But the bill’s author, Malia Cohen, said the law was necessary to protect low-income women who are drawn into the centers, which often offer free services. . . .

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2011/08/san-francisco-considers-regulation-of-crisis-pregnancy-centers.html

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