Did you know there are hundreds of fake women's health centers all around the country that employ non-medically trained staff and claim to offer pregnancy-related health care and medical services?
Rather than provide people real medical services, these fake clinics (often referred to as Crisis Pregnancy Centers or CPCs) intentionally mislead women seeking care, and give them false, incomplete, or inaccurate medical information. Fake women's health centers put people at risk of not getting the prenatal care they need, and interfere with their ability to make time-sensitive choices about their body and/or pregnancy.
Instead of supporting programs for low-income women and children, Pennsylvania has funneled over $100 million in state taxpayer funds into anti-choice organizations, including fake women's health centers, since the 1990s. A portion of PA's federal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) grant also goes toward funding these fake centers.
The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)'s#EndTheLies campaign is to educate our communities about the existence and deceptive practices of fake women's health centers, and activate each other to put an end to the deception and push for *real medical care* for our reproductive health.
Join NAPAWF Philadelphia as we take to the streets to talk to community members about the importance of having reliable resources that inform us of *all* our reproductive health options, not lie and
Meet at 10am in Mifflin Square Park for a canvassing training, and then join a crew of people engaging our community members to #EndTheLies!
Parents, children, and bilingual speakers especially encouraged to come out!