Investigative Reporter, Oct. Olivia Laisner Visit 5 Anti-Abortion crisis pregnancy center—Clinics that often receive state funding, apart from offer No medical service and push Disinformation to discourage pregnancy people from selection abortion—in IndianaShe entered each clinic armed with a pregnant friend’s urine, a shirt button that secretly doubled as a camera, and a scheduled appointment. So she refused to sign a paper asking me not to record the conversation “to make sure everything I did was legal.” in a telephone interview. “The anti-abortion movement has been filmed for years, not legally, and we don’t want to bow to their level,” Reisner said.
On Thursday, Mayday Health posted a video capturing Raisner’s experience at CPC. In one clip, after she turned in a positive pregnancy test and said she was considering an abortion, the employee immediately began a flurry of easily rebuttable lies. staff Raisner warns of ‘many suicides’ after abortions without any evidence and that “It’s a very common problem.” Ironically, studies show that rejected abortion adversely affect someone’s mental healthWhen More than 95% of people who have abortions Don’t regret your decision. Nonetheless, the employee sternly argued that other mental health issues could develop, and warned Laisner that having an abortion could even lead to developing an eating disorder. I told Isabelle that several clinics had said this.
A clinic worker featured in Mayday’s video highlights the (erroneous) claim that if Reisner used a medical abortion, he had the option to “undo” the abortion using a special pill. Did. “Reversal of abortion drugs”. Raisner tells Jezebel that as medical abortion becomes more widely used and continues to be available in all 50 states, anti-abortion activists are pushing more and more for this medically dangerous hoax. He said he was. Claim.
Reisner told the anti-abortion clinic the facts, but the clinic staff lied to her face, and she said it would take considerable effort to “keep my emotions and anger at bay.” she said. “I knew that if I could stay there longer and really sell my story of being pregnant, I could document more,” she explained. We needed to show the countless interactions that take place every day across the country for all pregnant women who don’t have one.”
As Reisner explains in the video, it’s common for staff at critical pregnancy centers to pretend to be actual doctors in order to push randomly. Incorrect Medical Claims About Abortion – Most reactionimprove e.Staff Layzner interacts with earnings to ensure all Hits include that abortion causes infertility (it doesn’t) and that abortion pills are unsafe due to “high levels of estrogen and progesterone” (they say I don’t have either. ) “They offer free ultrasounds, financial assistance, all the resources you need, and it’s very tempting to rely on them,” Reisner told Jezebel. is a fake medical clinic.
At the five clinics Raisner visited, she said, it was as if all employees were reading the same pre-written “script” with different anecdotes drafted.They all caused a ‘suicide’‘And there’s that risk,’ said Reisner. This seems like the worst possible use of growing public awareness about mental health.
Abortion advocates who go undercover are not uncommon, but anti-abortion activists famously travel to abortion clinics, collect and falsify footage, and claim that “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.” are being carried out more often by inciting cultural panic. ( Summer 2015 It seems like yesterday. )
To prepare to run her own sting operation, Reisner researched a local emergency pregnancy center, made phone calls and made appointments describing the “situation” of her hoax. Prior to these appointments, she said she “practiced with this little remote control” to operate the button camera. When Prepared questions usually asked by a pregnant person, for example about the safety of abortion and possible concerns.Of course, as the Mayday Health video claims, medical abortion results in Fewer extreme complications than Tylenol.
all over the country ever since Law vs Wade The law was overturned and several states immediately banned abortion. 3 to 1 ratio, and many centers receive state and federal funding. Additionally, because it is not a physical medical center, it is not bound by the same privacy standards set by HIPAA that physical healthcare providers must adhere to. Yet they collect all of the same private and personal information that healthcare providers do. Freedom to share this information as they see fit.
Raisner told Jezebel that clinic staff looked up her driver’s license and address, asked about her job, family and friends. You’re very intentionally trying to identify the other person in your life who will be,” she recalls. left the clinic When she said she wasn’t sure whether to have an abortion, CPC employees followed up several times and asked her to come back..
Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Increasingly Leading A monitoring device for anti-abortion activists Even with state governments that contract anti-abortion clinics, abortions and miscarriages can have serious consequences. more and more criminal charges.
Some victims of critical pregnancy centers Said Campaign exposing similar fake clinics After she left the clinic, CPC workers “began calling her almost every day and telling her that if she had an abortion she would either die or go to hell or become very ill.” Some said they were forced to sign a contract pledging not to have an abortion before leaving the clinic.
“They just want you to give birth and they’ll say anything about it. They’re asking for the premise of offering me money or giving me a baby blanket or supporting me,” Reisner said. said. But it’s all just words. “this is It is clear that the support really stops after the person gives birth. ”