Young feminists at UCLA have spent the last few months researching publicly funded crisis pregnancy centers that they claim do not inform women of all their options. Taking a cue from their pro-life counterparts who go undercover at Planned Parenthood, one woman showed up at a crisis center pretending to be pregnant. Through her research she discovered that many centers promise free pregnancy tests and options counseling, only to push their religious and ideological agenda once women come to them for help.
The young woman accused one center — which asked her for her religious affiliation right off the bat — of spreading misleading information about abortion, birth control, and sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, most of the staff were volunteers, not medically trained professionals and said that the only contraception they "get funding for" was the advice to avoid having sex all together.
Should crisis pregnancy centers that advocate abstinence, adoption, or raising a baby receive public money to support their services, or should serious abortion counseling be mandatory before a center gets funds?