Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Action Alert: An ad no woman should see

NARAL Pro-Choice america
This is an ad for a "crisis pregnancy center." It does not provide abortion care.
 CPC ad example
Ads for CPCs should not be listed under "abortion services."
Anti-choice "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) do whatever it takes to block women from choosing abortion.
Many even stoop to advertising under "abortion services" and "abortion clinics" in popular online search directories. Let's be clear: CPCs do not provide abortion care.
We're calling on two of the biggest search directories, SuperPages.com and YellowPages.com, to take down all misleading CPC ads.
Add your name to our letter by June 30 so you can be part of our delivery
Never heard of a CPC? They look like women's health-care clinics. But most of the estimated 4,000 CPCs are unlicensed and unregulated storefronts staffed by anti-choice volunteers.
Their number-one goal is to make women feel too guilty or scared to choose abortion by providing information that is medically inaccurate and manipulative.
It's fine for groups that oppose abortion to advertise. But they shouldn't be allowed to advertise under "abortion services" or "abortion clinics." It's just cruel to lie to women facing an unintended pregnancy. 
Help us end the lies. Sign onto our letter to SuperPages.com and YellowPages.com today.
YellowPages.com and SuperPages.com have 125 million monthly searches and 30 million unique visitors per month, respectively. The vast majority of people who use these directories contact the merchants or organizations they find.
CPCs didn't miss a beat. Just a few years ago, CPCs advertised on billboards, street-level signs, and even in the phone book. Now they are flooding the Internet, reaching even more unsuspecting women.
Tell SuperPages.com and YellowPages.com that CPCs are using their sites to trick women. The fraud against women must stop.
Can you imagine facing an unintended pregnancy and accidentally going to a CPC staffed by anti-choice volunteers when you thought you were visiting a legitimate health center? It sounds horrific.
We need to stop CPCs from using popular sites like SuperPages.com and YellowPages.com to advertise abortion services that they clearly don't provide.
Thanks for adding your name to our letter today.
Nancy Keenan


Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

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