|Date:||January 29, 2014|
|Time:||12:00 PM - 12:50 PM|
|Location:||Atwood Memorial Center Theatre|
|Description:||Speakers. The Truth about Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Two years ago, NARAL Pro-choice Minnesota Foundation (NPCMF) released a report about a year-long undercover investigation into the state-funded "crisis pregnancy centers,” or CPCs, operated by anti-choice organizations. NPCMF investigated 15 of these 23 crisis pregnancy centers, funded under The Positive Alternatives Act. The intent of the Act is to help women with unplanned pregnancies receive services such as parent education classes, transitional housing and care coordination. Despite the intent, the research reveals that funding is being used to dissuade women from choosing legal abortion. In summary, the report, "State-Funded Deception: Minnesota’s Crisis Pregnancy Centers” uncovers a disturbing pattern of deceptive and misleading practices at these unregulated centers. Join us to learn about the 2011 report and newly-released data on the operating practices of crisis pregnancy centers.
Linnea House is the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, serving in the capacity since 2007. Prior to joining the staff, House served as President of the NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors from 2005-2007. She has worked in the reproductive health field for over 15 years, most recently with Midwest Health Center for Women and Pro-Choice Resources. House has a degree in English and Women's Studies from St. Olaf College, and a Master's in Non-Profit Management from Hamline University.
Dana Johnson was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she is majoring in Sociology (BA), with a minor in Social Justice, emphasizing women’s studies and reproductive justice. Johnson is an officer for the University Pro-Choice Coalition at the University of Minnesota and interns with the campus-organizing program for NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota.
|January 29, 2014||12:00 PM - 12:50 PM||Atwood Memorial Center Theatre|