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State lawmakers, experts discuss deceptive practices, misinformation from anti-abortion centers // Pennsylvania Capital-Star

September 6, 2022 News Article

“Public dollars should go toward state programs that actually help Pennsylvanians and their families; not anti-abortion propoganda,” Ashley Underwood, director of Equity Forward, a reproductive rights watchdog organization that recently lost a years-long court battle for Real Alternatives’...

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DeWine funds more anti-abortion resources, some for adolescent pregnancy // WKYC-TV

August 17, 2022 News Article

While intended uses for the dollars are spelled out in the orders, Ashley Underwood, a Northeast Ohio native and director of the national research and advocacy group Equity Forward, said many times the dollars go toward administrative costs instead of services.



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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine funds more anti-abortion resources, some for adolescent pregnancy // WTOL-TV

August 17, 2022 News Article

While intended uses for the dollars are spelled out in the orders, Ashley Underwood, a Northeast Ohio native and director of the national research and advocacy group Equity Forward, said many times the dollars go toward administrative costs instead of services.



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DeWine funds more anti-abortion resources, some for adolescent pregnancy // WEWS-TV

August 17, 2022 News Article

While intended uses for the dollars are spelled out in the orders, Ashley Underwood, a Northeast Ohio native and director of the national research and advocacy group Equity Forward, said many times the dollars go toward administrative costs instead of services.

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Indiana likely to continue funding Pa.-based Real Alternatives despite questions over spending // The Pennsylvania Capital-Star

August 2, 2022 News Article

“Today’s ruling allows Real Alternatives to continue concealing information about its nefarious practice of siphoning money back from contractors that is actually meant to serve parents and pregnant people,” Ashley Underwood, the director of Equity Forward, part of the lawsuit, told the ...

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Court affirms OOR ruling, Real Alternatives does not have to disclose service provider agreements

July 19, 2022 News Article

‘This ruling will allow Real Alternatives to continue to enrich itself at the taxpayers’ expense,’ Ashley Underwood, director of Equity Forward said.

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Browser extension shows people which political party companies are donating to // Indy 100

June 30, 2022 News Article

It also gives shoppers a red, yellow, or green symbol to indicate how problematic they believe the company is using data from Media Matters, Human Rights Campaign, Rainforest Action Network, Equity Forward, and more.

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Crisis pregnancy centers facing backlash over high taxpayer costs, medical misinformation // NBC News

June 28, 2022 News Article

“Crisis pregnancy centers” can be found across the nation, but what exactly do they do? NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden investigated centers in Texas, which are often affiliated with groups who support abortion alternatives. Crisis pregnancy centers say they provide free services and abortion...

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