States Facilitate Abortion Disinformation

December 9, 2014 8:12 PM

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States should provide their citizens with accurate information, including that related to health. Regrettably, this is not the norm when the information concerns abortion. In an important new report, Dr. Amy Bryant and colleagues at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that states are facilitating a broad disinformation campaign.

In most states with "Woman's Right to Know" laws regarding abortion, the mandatory counseling includes advising women of agencies that provide "alternatives to abortion." Known as "Crisis Pregnancy Centers," these agencies attempt to convince women not to have an abortion through coercion and disinf...

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