Baltimore City Hall Pregnancy Center Bill Passes - wjz.com
Crisis Pregnancy Centers (or CPCs) are designed to look like a Planned Parenthood type establishment where women can come and get some honest information about reproductive matters but actually they are religious facilities cloaked in secular trappings. CPCs will not give out any info on abortion and many won't give out birth control information either. They exist to fool women, to pressure them into not thinking they have any choices. They are misinformation centers at best.
This bill would require a small sign go up saying basically that the CPCs will not give you any information about abortion (which is true, they absolutely won't, their entire reason for existence is to NOT tell people about a thing). So of course the Catholic church is crying religious discrimination.
Just three councilmembers voted "no" to the limited pregnancy center bill. It requires all pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion information to post signs in English and Spanish to that effect.
If the mayor signs the legislation, they'd be required to put up a sign in the waiting room making it clear they don't offer the service.
For weeks, the centers and the Catholic Church have called the bill harassment.
"It's aimed at one particular group of people, that is mostly volunteer, non-profit groups --most of them are not Catholic-- who are seeking to help women bring their babies to term. That should not be a crime. That should not be suspect," said Archbishop Edwin O'Brien.