11.15.10 – Tomorrow afternoon, Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, will be testifying before the New York City Council in support of a recently introduced bill that will regulate the deceptive practices of Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs). This important hearing is open to the public, and supporters are encouraged to attend.
The hearing will take place on November 16, 1:00 p.m. at 250 Broadway, 16th floor, in Manhattan. Please RSVP [email protected] if you are interested in attending this important hearing.
Anti-choice opponents are strongly mobilized in opposition to this bill, which makes participation of pro-choice advocates even more important. Women deserve honest reproductive healthcare services and not the misleading and coercive tactics of CPCs. Learn more about CPCs here >,
The Center is all too familiar with how CPCs operate and quickly stepped-up to testify when the City Council asked for its expertise. Earlier this spring, the City of Baltimore asked the Center to serve as co-counsel in a case filed against them by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The church took legal action to strike down a 2009 city ordinance that requires Crisis Pregnancy Centers to post signs in their lobbies stating that they do not in fact offer abortion and comprehensive family planning services or referrals for such services.
This case is especially significant as cities throughout the U.S. consider passing similar regulations to limit the harm done to women by these deceptive “counselors.” We are currently awaiting decisions on a motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment in the case.
The Center is honored to once again put its legal expertise to work to make sure women have the information they need to make decisions about their reproductive health. To join us in support of passage of the bill, RSVP to [email protected] today.