Friday, April 9, 2010
Austin's "Fuck You" to Crisis Pregnancy Centers Rained on by Human Life Alliance
On the heels of the Austin City Council's unanimous fuck-you vote targeting crisis pregnancy centers, today's Daily Texan features a 12 page, full color, glossy advertising supplement called "I Care" from the Human Life Alliance that perpetuates all the usual myths about abortion: that emergency contraception causes it; that hormonal birth control causes it; that it causes breast cancer; that it's an evil plot to kill the black race.
"I Care" also touches on such crucial issues as "the science of sex" (spoiler: it's bad for girls, but okay for boys) and the "myth" of overpopulation (spoiler: white people aren't having enough babies and will cause the social security system to collapse).
Perhaps this coincides with the Austin distinguishing itself as only the second city in the nation to force crisis pregnancy centers to be forthright about the fact that they don't fucking do anything. But maybe the timing is just circumstance.
Presumably this won't apply to the advertising campaigns of Texas crisis pregnancy centers, which blanket television networks and billboards all over the state. *sigh*
For actual information about abortion and finding a provider in Texas, check out the National Abortion Federation. And while you're at it, send them some money.