Joyce Arthur on The Lies and Deceits of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Canada
Joyce Arthur, a freelance writer and women's rights advocate will talk about the recent study her pro-choice group completed on anti-choice “Crisis Pregnancy Centres” (CPCs). The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada recruited volunteers to review every CPC website in Canada to look for misinformation on abortion or signs they were being deceptive and not upfront with potential clients.
The study identified 180 CPCs across Canada. Of those, 166 had websites. The findings revealed that a large majority of CPCs do one or both of the following on their websites:
1) spread misleading or inaccurate information about abortion, contraception, sexually-transmitted infections, sexual activity, or adoption;
2) present themselves deceptively, such as by not disclosing that they won’t refer for abortion, or hiding their religious stance from prospective clients.
This means that CPCs are posing a public health risk and interfering with the reproductive rights of women. What can be done? Joyce will go over some recommendations from the study, but will also welcomes idea and discussion from the audience.
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