Friday, July 21, 2006

Planned Parenthood federation~Fake Clinics

I have just received this email from the Planned Parenthood Federation. Just read it when you get a moment, quite honestly it makes my blood run cold. Just when are “people” going to stop meddling in women’s reproductive rights? It’s NONE of their business!

Dear Anna,I've written to you about so-called "crisis pregnancy centres" before: the fake "clinics" set up by anti-choice groups to mislead women in their most vulnerable moments, which have received $30 million in government grants since 2001.But a shocking new report out of Congress exposes exactly what our tax dollars are paying for — word by chilling word. It's hard proof that federally funded programs are dispensing misinformation and outright FALSEHOODS.I recently told you about a teenager in Indiana who thought she was visiting a Planned Parenthood clinic, but was lured by one of these centres. The staff harassed and intimidated her at her home and school, even telling classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion. Thousands of you wrote to your representatives, urging action on an important bill to protect women. But the bill needs more support, and we now have direct quotes (see below) proving that these centres promote propaganda over medical fact.

Sincerely, Cecile Richards President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

These centres use neutral-sounding names and ads, falsely promising full reproductive health services. And now, thanks to an investigation by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), we know exactly what they're telling women, because female investigators called, saying they were pregnant, and recorded their conversations.What kinds of sage advice are the American's tax dollars funding? Here are some direct quotes:
The research shows: Psychological stress after an abortion is NO MORE COMMON than after childbirth.
But they said: Abortions cause "guilt ... sexual problems ... suicidal ideas ... drug use, eating disorders" and "a downward spiral."
The research shows: Abortion does NOT cause an increased risk of breast cancer.
But they said: "All abortion causes an increased risk of breast cancer in later years."
The research shows: Abortions in the first trimester, using the most common abortion procedure, create NO risks for future fertility.
But they said: It's "common" for abortion to lead to "many miscarriages" or "permanent damage," such that "you wouldn't be able to carry."
These examples don't represent just a few bad apples. The vast majority (87 percent) of centres called in this study provided false or misleading information about the health effects of abortion.

Take action on this issue at:
http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/crisis_clinics2

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