NYT op-ed fearmongers about Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ ‘agenda’ of preying on women’s ‘economic vulnerability’

Their names sound benign, even comforting: Pregnancy Help Center. Options for Women. Clarity Clinic. You might not notice them if you drove by,” the piece began with interactive graphics, as more and more pictures of the buildings floated by.

But crisis pregnancy centers are frontline outposts in the war against aborsie. And there are more than 2,000 of them in the United States,” it said as the images turned to black and white then a U.S. map of all the C.P.C.s appeared.

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A pregnant woman clutching her unborn baby.

A pregnant woman clutching her unborn baby. (iStock )

The two main authors of the opinion piece, Carly Thomsen and Carrie N. Bakker, are both pro-choice professors in gender, sexuality and feminist studies and the study of women and gender, onderskeidelik.

They alleged thatanti-abortion activistshave spent “dekades” fighting Roe v. Wade while cultivating anetwork” van “so-called pregnancy centers,” which they claimed use deceptive practices in an attempt to manipulate women out of abortions, sometimes using taxpayer dollars. The op-ed was riddled with weasel words like “kan,” “may,” “dalk” en “kon,” to imply the worst.

The piece also framed C.P.C.s as organizations with an “agenda” daardie “takes advantageof women’seconomic vulnerability,” and insinuated that more Black women will die if they engage with these centers.

Black women are already 2.5 times as likely to die during childbirth as white women. If more Black women end up at C.P.C.s, they may experience more delays in obtaining professional prenatal care and encounter untrained volunteers who give them nondiagnostic ultrasounds that miss serious medical issues,” Thomsen and Baker claimed.

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In this Aug. 21, 2019, lêerfoto, a sign is displayed at Planned Parenthood of Utah in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer)

In this Aug. 21, 2019, lêerfoto, a sign is displayed at Planned Parenthood of Utah in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer)

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