October 9, 2012
"San Francisco Judge Rules That Crisis Pregnancy Centers Cannot Mislead Women," Tara Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "Think Progress": "Although [CPCs] often present themselves as valid alternatives to women's health clinics, they actually serve as a tool for anti-abortion advocates to talk women out of getting abortions," Culp-Ressler writes. She commends a judge's decision last week to uphold a San Francisco law that bars CPCs from using deceptive advertising "to shame women into making a different choice for their bodies." San Francisco "is not the first city to attempt to prevent CPCs from spreading misinformation, but it is the first to succeed," she notes (Culp-Ressler, "Think Progress," Center for American Progress, 10/5).
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