Jessica at Bush v. Choice recently blogged about a report that showed that 87 percent of federally funded ‘pregnancy resource centers’ lied to young women about non-existent health problems associated with abortions.
Female staff on the Government Reform Committee posing as pregnant 17 year olds called up 23 so-called pregnancy resource centers and found that 87% of them gave out incorrect or misleading information.
One caller was told that an abortion would ‘affect the milk developing in her breasts’ and that the risk of breast cancer increased by as much as 80 percent after an abortion’. Other lies told to the callers included that ‘first-trimester abortion would raise the risk of infertility’ and ‘stress suffered by women having abortions is ‘much like’ that seen in soldiers returning from Vietnam’, among other lies.
These Bush Administration funded ‘pregnancy resource centers’ have received over $30 million in federal funding.
So apparently the ‘god’ of the conservative right wing republicans teaches that its ok to lie.
For more information see the Committee on Government Reform web site.
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