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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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Anti-Abortion Centers Find Pregnant Teens Online, Then Save Their Data // Bloomberg

June 27, 2022 News Article

The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, a charity that provides training and legal advice to more than 1,000 anti-abortion clinics across the US, was listed as a Choose Life Marketing partner on the advertising firm’s website, according to a screenshot that Jack Dobkin, a researcher...

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AT&T has bankrolled politicians behind anti-abortion 'trigger laws' in 13 states. Other telecom and media giants aren't far behind. // Business Insider

June 24, 2022 News Article

This story is part of an investigative series from Insider examining the demise of abortion rights in so-called "trigger law" states. It was originally published on May 13, 42 days before the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that abortion is no longer a...

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Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers Are Collecting Troves of Data That Could Be Weaponized Against Women // TIME

June 22, 2022 News Article

Twelve states funnel up to $8 million in taxpayer money every year to pregnancy centers, according to a 2021 report from Equity Forward, a reproductive-rights research firm; Texas provides much more than that: $50 million a year.

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They Searched Online for Abortion Clinics. They Found Anti-Abortion Centers // The New York Times

June 22, 2022 News Article

Using Google ads and the promise of free services, Human Coalition, a Texas nonprofit, intercepts women across the country who want to end their pregnancies and tries to stop them.

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People in abortion deserts will be at extra risk of anti-abortion center manipulation if Roe falls // Prism

June 13, 2022 News Article

“We really have to ask ourselves, why are we funding deception and corruption when we can be funding things such as direct financial support for people who are parents, who are pregnant, and also why are we spending money on these programs that deliberately mislead people about abortion?”...

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Google Is (Still) Directing People to Misleading Anti-Abortion Centers // Gizmodo

June 11, 2022 News Article

Because they’re not actual health clinics, Underwood says they also represent a major privacy concern. “Anti-abortion centers are able to obtain private medical information...but they aren’t actually bound by medical privacy laws” like HIPAA, she said.

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New Report Reveals Six 'Sinister' Tactics of Extremist Anti-Abortion Centers// Ms. Magazine

April 27, 2022 News Article

“The anti-abortion center network has developed, deployed and replicated an aggressive scheme of sinister tactics targeting people looking for abortion care and instead drive them to their centers,” said Equity Forward director  Molly Bangs.

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Attorneys for Equity Forward, Real Alternatives make their arguments in court over open records// Pennsylvania-Capital Star

March 7, 2022 News Article

In her opening statement, Mutchler argued that Equity Forward is seeking greater transparency from Real Alternatives, a state contractor, to better understand how Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars are being spent by the entity. 

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Court case could impact transparency, public scrutiny of certain organizations that get state funding // 90.5 WESA

March 2, 2022 News Article

Miller explains that Equity Forward is seeking documentation to find out how state funds provided to Real Alternatives is being spent and if it’s leaving the state. She reports that Equity Forward is looking to review “secondary agreements between Real Alternatives and its service provider...

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