January 9, 2013 — "Crisis pregnancy centers are anti-choice front facilities whose purpose is to dissuade women from seeking abortion care, consistently providing misinformed and manipulative information," writes Andrea Miller, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York, in a letter to the editor of the New York Times.
Miller's letter responds to a recent article in the Times that examined how support from antiabortion-rights groups and lawmakers has driven the expansion of CPCs. According to Miller, a NARAL New York investigation found that some CPCs "tell outright lies, such as suggesting that a woman can wait well into her ninth month to seek abortion care."
She continues, "Pregnant women -- especially those in vulnerable populations who rely upon free help -- deserve accurate and unbiased information and timely access to medical care so they can make the decision that is best for them and their families."
While CPCs "may seem like the benign counterparts to anti-choice extremists," they "rob women" of the chance to make the best choice for their situation (Miller, New York Times, 1/8).
Debra Ness, publisher & president, National Partnership
Andrea Friedman, associate editor & director of reproductive health programs, National Partnership
Marya Torrez, associate editor & senior reproductive health policy counsel, National Partnership
Melissa Safford, associate editor & policy advocate for reproductive health, National Partnership
Perry Sacks, assistant editor & health program associate, National Partnership
Cindy Romero, assistant editor & communications assistant, National Partnership
Justyn Ware, editor
Amanda Wolfe, editor-in-chief
Heather Drost, Hanna Jaquith, Marcelle Maginnis, Ashley Marchand and Michelle Stuckey, staff writers
Tucker Ball, director of new media, National Partnership