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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 09:20 PM

Is Imprisoning Women the Latest Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy Center Strategy?

Is Imprisoning Women the Latest Anti-Choice Crisis Pregnancy Center Strategy?
by ZawnVillines, DailyKos

Crisis pregnancy centers are anti-abortion operations masquerading as medical clinics. They promise pregnancy tests, options counseling, and access to medical care. Instead, they try to scare women out of having abortions with misleading science and even threats. A post from a Reddit user seeking legal advice suggests that at some clinics, imprisoning women to stop them from having abortions might now be standard.

The post to Reddit’s r/legaladvice forum inquires whether it’s illegal to lock a woman in an exam room. The poster, who says they are a receptionist at a crisis pregnancy center, says the clinic locked a woman in an exam room after the woman said she was going to get an abortion. The woman called the police when the clinic wouldn’t let her out, and the police told the clinic they had illegally imprisoned the woman.

“I want to emphasize that the nurses and I followed company policy to a T through this entire situation. Did we commit a crime, or if a crime was committed, is it the fault of the business?” inquired the poster. So locking a woman in a room wasn’t just an isolated incident. It’s standard practice—so standard, in fact, that the poster adamantly insists it could not have been illegal.

Later, the poster clarifies that the woman would have been allowed to leave if only she had signed a form. She doesn’t say what the form was for, but CPCs have long used threats to try to get women to sign away various rights. A report by the National Abortion Federation found that CPCs may attempt to force women to sign adoption forms.

More: https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/14/1834664/-Is-Imprisoning-Women-the-Latest-Anti-Choice-Crisis-Pregnancy-Center-Strategy?detail=emaildkcs

These anti-medical quack shops need to be outlawed!

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Haggis for Breakfast Feb 19 #1

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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 10:35 PM

1. Quick, Panich52

In WHAT state did this happen ?

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