|Don't Be Fooled: Action Against CPC's|
Crisis Pregnancy Centers advertise
that they offer a full range of health services for women who are or
may be pregnant, when in fact, they use scare tactics, manipulation,
and misinformation to pressure women to become mothers whether they
want to or not.
Senator Robert Menendez, from New Jersey, introduced important legislation on called Stop Deceptive Advertising in Women's Services (SDAWS) on April 1, 2008 and he needs our help. We need to bombard the Senate with our calls of support for this bill.
Ads like this one bombard campus newspapers, the sides of buses, and the Yellow Pages near universities and in lower-income communities. Let's make sure the ads that prey on vulnerable young women aren't allowed to LIE to them too.
Call YOUR Senators and ask them to co-sponsor the legislation to ensure that women nationwide won't be misled, deceived, or manipulated by the "bait and switch" advertising commonly used by Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
Call the Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to get connected to your Senators. If you're not sure who your Senators are or just double check, you can visit Congress.org to locate yours by zip code.
When you call, you'll be asked for your name and address to ensure that you're contacting the Senators who represent you. Here are some ideas of what you can say after that:
When you've made your calls, let us know how it went! Does your Senator intend to co-sponsor? We'd love to hear about your experience.
Also, check out a series of articles about the effects of CPCs written by some of our activists over at RH Realty Check!