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  •  Definitely bullshit. Here's NARAL's take: (3+ / 0-)
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    In 2005, the Minnesota Legislature created the Positive Alternatives grant program to appropriate $2.4 million annually to fund alternatives to abortion programs throughout the state.

    Unfortunately, the vast majority of these funds have ended up in the hands of anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers, rather than legitimate direct service providers.

    Who receives these funds?

    In 2011, 23 of the 31 grantees of the Positive Alternatives funds were crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). CPCs are the ‘provider’ arm of the anti-choice movement. They usually offer free pregnancy testing, biased counseling, supplies and ultrasounds to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. They provide women with incomplete or inaccurate information regarding family planning, pregnancy, or abortion.

    Link.

    If I had more time, I'd dig deeper to find a source in addition to NARAL, but you're closer to the beast than I. ;)

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 05:07:21 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks. (1+ / 0-)
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      Looks like PA is the "middleman" that makes it easy for them to claim no public financing.  

      I'm curious if the new, improved MN state legislature will address this or if they even fully know what is happening?

      Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

      by Mark Mywurtz on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 09:04:47 PM PDT

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