State-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Talk Women Out Of Birth Control, Condoms: Report

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When a woman walked into a state-funded "crisis pregnancy center" in Manassas, Va., this summer and told the counselor she might be pregnant, she was told that condoms don't actually prevent STDs and that birth control frequently causes hair loss, memory loss, headaches, weight gain, fatal blood clots and breast cancer.


"The first three ingredients in the birth control pill are carcinogens," the CPC counselor said, adding that she always tries to talk women out of taking it.

The counselor also told the woman that condoms are not effective at preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases because they are "naturally porous."

"Safe sex is a joke," she said. "There's no such thing."

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia recorded the exchange, released Wednesday, as part of its undercover investigation into the 58 state-funded "crisis pregnancy centers" in Virginia. The organizations are part of a national network of about 2,500 Christian centers that advertise health and pregnancy services, but do not offer abortions, contraception or prenatal care. Instead, they are intended to talk women out of having abortions and to advocate abstinence until marriage.

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  1. The counselor also told the woman that condoms are not effective at preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases because they are “naturally porous.”

    But I’m guessing the councellor didn’t go on to demonstrate this by putting one over their head and breathing normally?

    • The counselor also told the woman that condoms are not effective at preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases because they are “naturally porous.”

      Naturally porous. Does that mean she thinks they grow on trees? The things are designed and fabricated not to let anything through. If only counsellors like her really did follow Sagan’s suggestion to demonstrate…

      • In reply to #6 by Sjoerd Westenborg:

        Naturally porous. Does that mean she thinks they grow on trees?

        Well actually they are, generally, made of latex rubber, which does indeed grow on trees.

        Which is not to say that (like many other natural products) it is not porous in the slightest.

        • In reply to #7 by Stevehill:

          In reply to #6 by Sjoerd Westenborg:

          Naturally porous. Does that mean she thinks they grow on trees?

          Well actually they are, generally, made of latex rubber, which does indeed grow on trees.

          Originally in the eighteenth century, condoms were made of pigs intestines.

          Which is not to say that (like many other natural products) it is not porous in the slightest.

  2. Telling people there’s no such thing as safe sex is analogous to abuse as far as I’m concerned. You’re either causing mental harm by making them regret life choices that are actually responsible or physical harm when they think condom vs no condom doesn’t make a difference.

  3. So, yet again, religiots find a sneaky way to get their hands on taxpayers’ money to evangelize their own perverted (and scientifically laughable) nonsense.

    Presumably the State of Virginia will forthwith be withdrawing all funding from this loony-toon bunch of wingnuts on the grounds that to carry on paying would be unconstitutional.

  4. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia recorded the exchange, released Wednesday, as part of its undercover investigation into the 58 state-funded “crisis pregnancy centers” in Virginia. The organizations are part of a national network of about 2,500 Christian centers that advertise health and pregnancy services, but do not offer abortions, contraception or prenatal care. Instead, they are intended to talk women out of having abortions and to advocate abstinence until marriage.

    It’s amazing how the “faith-brain-virus” leads the infected to feel qualified in specialist subjects without any education whatever!

    Obviously this is a case of fraudulent advertising of a professional service they are utterly incompetent to deliver. Just another form of deceptive quackery by liars for Jebus!

    • In reply to #4 by Alan4discussion:

      NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia recorded the exchange, released Wednesday, as part of its undercover investigation into the 58 state-funded “crisis pregnancy centers” in Virginia. The organizations are part of a national network of about 2,500 Christian centers that advertise health and pregnancy services…

      Plus the small matter of fraudulently obtaining government funding. They’ll never be prosecuted.

    • In reply to #8 by Roedy:

      Surely it is illegal to give bogus medical advice.

      I hope they won’t prosecute your grandmother if she gives inaccurate medical advice; I imagine these centers have medically unqualified and uncertified staff who are not legally responsible for the quality of their ‘advice’.

      • In reply to #9 by aldous:

        I hope they won’t prosecute your grandmother if she gives inaccurate medical advice; I imagine these centers have medically unqualified and uncertified staff who are not legally responsible for the quality of their ‘advice’.

        Why should the public pay centres to employ medically unqualified and uncertified staff, on contracts to provide professional medical services requiring expertise?
        If I employ a firm to provide a gas fitter, and he is incompetent, they can’t claim they are not legally responsible for the explosion because he is an unqualified amateur!

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