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Public Funding Is Pouring Into Texas’ Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers While Abortion Access Hangs in the Balance

February 1, 2022 News Article

“Texas stands as the national leader of diverting these resources—meant to help low-income people—to centers that are designed to deceive,” said Molly Bangs, Equity Forward’s director. “And to add insult to injury, we know that CPCs often target low-income individuals—folks that TANF dollars are...

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Public Funding Is Pouring Into Texas' Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers While Abortion Access Hangs in the Balance – Mother Jones

February 1, 2022 News Article

Of the 10 states across the US funneling TANF funds to A2A programs, Texas is categorized as “the largest offender,” allocating the highest amount, a 2021 report from Equity Forward, a reproductive rights-focused research group, found.

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Experts Say Crisis Pregnancy Centers Could Spy On And Report Women Seeking An Abortion

January 28, 2022 News Article

‘Alternatives to abortion’ programs have ballooned over recent years into these multimillion-dollar enterprises that are funded in some cases almost exclusively with tax dollars,” said Molly Bangs, director of Equity Forward.

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Pennsylvania uses taxpayer money to fund Real Alternatives, an antiabortion organization

October 25, 2021 News Article

"Equity Forward, a national reproductive-rights group, has sued DHS for records related to Real Alternatives’ contracts. That effort is still in the courts. A DHS spokesperson said it’s resolved the issue of 3% offsets in an agreement with Real Alternatives. But, Equity Forward said, it’s...

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‘Constant chipping away at our reproductive rights’: Advocates slam funding for crisis pregnancy centers in House budget

September 21, 2021 News Article

"North Carolina was also one of 10 states that used money from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, known colloquially as welfare, to fund crisis pregnancy centers, The Guardian first reported based on investigative research by the accountability group Equity...

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What the Texas abortion ban means for Pennsylvania

September 20, 2021 News Article

“Abortions have always happened and always will. We have to continue doing this ourselves because the state will not save us,” says Elicia Gonzales, executive director of Women’s Medical Fund, a Philly-based organization that helps people living in poverty access abortion care. “If anything, we...

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Feminists Fight Fake Abortion Clinics: “No One Should Be Lied To”

August 8, 2021 News Article

"What’s more, anti-abortion centers receive a significant amount of state and federal funding. In a report released last June, Equity Forward revealed that state lawmakers are funding anti-abortion centers and diverting federal dollars earmarked for impoverished mothers and children to these...

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Report Questions Oversight Of Centers In Florida Pregnancy Program That Use State Dollars

June 23, 2021 News Article

"Alternatives to abortion programs have absolutely ballooned over recent years across the United States," said Molly Bangs, the director of Equity Forward. "I think taxpayers in Florida, and I think taxpayers across the United States, deserve to understand how these alternatives to abortion...

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At least 10 states are giving million of dollars in federal funds set aside to help needy families to anti-abortion clinics, according to accountability organization Equity Forward, which shared a report with The Guardian.

June 15, 2021 News Article

“These centers use elaborately devised tactics to trick people into believing they provide abortion services. From the names they choose, which often vary only slightly from those of abortion providers, to their locations, often next to or across the street from a legitimate center, to their...

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At least 10 states divert federal welfare funding to anti-abortion clinics

June 4, 2021 News Article

The revelation is to be published in a report by the accountability group Equity Forward, which was provided exclusively to the Guardian. Equity Forward produces investigative research on human rights, gender equity and sexual and reproductive health and justice.

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