I got this from Robyn at Naral Pro-Choice. WRITE A LETTER! I am going to tonight.
You may have seen articles today in the Star Tribune or the Pioneer Press about yesterday’s House hearing on the so-called “Positive Alternatives Act”. This anti-choice, MCCL-driven initiative would fund deceptive anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers, which do nothing to prevent unintended pregnancy and misinform and mislead women to pressure them away from abortion as an option. The bill passed through the House committee yesterday by an 11-5 vote.
Link to the Star Tribune story: http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5285451.html
Link to the Pioneer Press story: http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/politics/11104646.htm
The Star Tribune also recently printed an op-ed in support of anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers: http://www.startribune.com/stories/1519/5281105.html
Please take 5 minutes to write a letter to either the Star Tribune or the Pioneer Press to express your opposition to this bill.
Tips for Letter Writing:
Be Brief: 250 words or less
Refer to the story they printed
Include your first and last name, address, phone number, and email
To submit a letter to the Star Tribune, email
or go to their webform at http://www.startribune.com/dynamic/feedback/form.php?opinion=1
To submit a letter to the Pioneer Press, email
Talking Points on the so-called “Positive Alternatives Act” and on anti-choice Crisis Pregnancy Centers:
Â· The state should not be funding agencies that use medically inaccurate information and intimidation tactics
Â· Minnesota is in a budget crisis, and if we are going to allocate new money towards pregnancy-related care it should include real solution for preventing unintended pregnancy (such as family planning funding) and real solutions to help women who choose to continue their pregnancies (such as child care subsidies and solid health care coverage)
Â· Family planning clinics in Minnesota that are proven to reduce unintended pregnancy by providing birth control and pregnancy prevention education are already struggling to survive; we should increase funding for these clinics and their proven methods before funding agencies that are unproven and unregulated.
Â· If you have a personal story about a CPC (you or a friend visited one and experienced their anti-choice tactics)--tell it!