New York State has launched a pro-choice ad campaign meant to direct pregnant women to abortion clinics, which will include promotion online and on subway ads.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s press office announced the “public awareness” campaign on Tuesday, which describes its mission to be to provide important information on reproductive health services for women.
“These actions are in direct response to widespread reports of organizations known as Crisis Pregnancy Centers or CPCs misrepresenting themselves as health centers to dissuade those seeking abortion from going through with that choice,” claimed the office.
“These centers’ actions may interfere with New Yorkers’ constitutionally protected rights to seek reproductive health care and may endanger them by preventing them from receiving medically accurate information.”
In a statement, Gov. Cuomo also referenced actions by the Trump administration to enact pro-life initiatives, which he labeled a “war on women’s reproductive rights.”
“In New York, we refuse to let President Trump and Washington take us backwards and jeopardize the rights of New Yorkers,” stated Cuomo.
“We are launching this public awareness campaign to combat the insidious spread of misleading, medically inaccurate information about reproductive health and to ensure all New York women know the options they are legally entitled to.”
The campaign will direct New Yorkers to what the state government describes as medically accurate information on abortion, contraception, and pregnancy.
The Christian Post attempted to reach several to New York-based crisis pregnancy centers, however only one of those contacted returned comment by press time, and only to say they are declining comment for the time being.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski