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Stories

Valerie, 32

My mom was pregnant before me. At Thanksgiving she went into the doctor as something wasn't right. She was told that there wasn't a baby but matter.

Danielle, 24

I was lucky enough that my mom was able to set her political and religious beliefs aside in order to protect me from the many struggles that I would have faced caused by failed birth control.

Anti-choice people try to stop women from choosing abortion by scaring them. They warp scientific facts to push their agenda.

 

The Challenge

What's best for women's health and sound science should guide our public policy. Sadly, anti-choice groups don't agree. They try to use the government and other programs to spread misinformation and attack science-based research.

  • For example, they try to convince women that abortion causes breast cancer. False.
  • They might also say that women who choose abortion develop a mental illness. False.

We know that scientific studies say that neither is true. Opponents of choice don't care. They'll say anything to attack a woman's right to choose.

Our Solution

Opponents of choice spread lies to scare women. Don't let their false claims go unanswered.

We can fight these distortions of science. Every time you hear a false claim about abortion, please share the facts.


Laws About Distorting Science

Summary of State and Federal Laws

Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delays

33 states have laws that subject women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and/or mandatory delays: AL, AK, AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI.

  • 8 of these laws have been found fully or partially unconstitutional: AZ, DE, KY, MA, MI, MT, SD, TN.



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