Do federally funded programs provide misleading abortion info?

September 1, 2006

It seems so according to a report from tje office of U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. The report notes that crisis pregnancy centers that are federally funded receive monies funneled through the abstinence-only-until-marriage program. It also found that 87% of these centers provided "false and misleading information about the physical and mental health effects of abortion and exaggerated the medical risks of abortion," reported the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists government relations newsletter Inside Scoop (07/21/2006).

It seems so according to a report from tje office of U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. The report notes that crisis pregnancy centers that are federally funded receive monies funneled through the abstinence-only-until-marriage program. It also found that 87% of these centers provided "false and misleading information about the physical and mental health effects of abortion and exaggerated the medical risks of abortion," reported the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists government relations newsletter Inside Scoop (07/21/2006).

The report, "Federally funded Pregnancy Resource Centers Mislead Teens about Abortion Risks," found that these centers told women that induced abortions can provide severe and long-lasting psychological stress and future miscarriages. These messages go against the medical consensus that induced abortions do not cause significant psychological stress after the procedure or risks to the patient's fertility.