They are located at 550 Washington St. in Suite 801 of the Scripps Medical Plaza and even have a Scripps doctor, Dr. George Delgado, on staff. One of the "success stories" listed in their pamphlet was convincing a woman to carry a stillborn fetus to term. Apparently this dangerous idea is a fairly popular one, or at least popular enough that Georgia Representative Terry England confidently argued for a bill, HB 954, that would make it mandatory. You see, he can speak on these things, cause he has experience delivering stillborn...cows and chickens. Same thing!
From our FB event page:
Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) exist to keep women from having abortions. In many instances, they misinform and intimidate women to achieve their goal. Women describe being harassed, bullied, and given blatantly false information. Many assert that their confidentiality has been violated, and that mistreatment by CPCs has threatened their health. Today there are as many as 4,000 CPCs in the United States, compared to the 2,000 clinics that provide abortion care for women.
By and large, CPCs are not medical facilities, and most CPC volunteers who work directly with women are not medical professionals. Their main qualifications are a commitment to Christianity and anti-choice beliefs. Although CPCs historically have not employed medical staff, there is an emerging trend on the part of CPCs to gain validity by hiring part-time anti-choice medical professionals and purchasing ultrasound equipment.
Watch the next video to hear the lies that CPCs feed women straight from the staff members themselves.
I've had one of the chants in my head since the protest. "Stand up, Get down, There's a women's movement in this town." Sometimes I sing those in my car alone and feel really empowered,and like/maybe because I'm every misogynist's nightmare.
So proud of San Diego for this weekend! I encourage others to jump on the bandwagon - look for a CPC protest in your area; if none are planned, plan one! Check out CPC Watch here and follow them on Facebook for more info.