State Senate votes to ban deceptive advertising at crisis pregnancy centers

Pro-choice advocates say some of the centers do not give women all the information about the options open to them, including abortion.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2021, 2:08 AM

Updated 1,120 days ago

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The state Senate has voted to ban deceptive advertising at crisis pregnancy centers.
Those include faith-based centers like Hopeline in Stamford and Bridgeport.
The Connecticut Senate Wednesday passed a bill banning "deceptive statements" and gives the state attorney general the power to go to court to stop them.
Pro-choice advocates say some of the centers do not give women all the information about the options open to them, including abortion.
"This legislation is directed at those centers that refuse to stop deceptive practices that place barriers and delay access," said state Sen. Mary Daugherty.
"There's no complaints. What's deceptive? I have not been able to get anybody to tell me what's deceptive," said state Sen. Heather Somers.
In a statement, the State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut Liz Gustafson said, "The necessity of this legislation is clear. Just as we should trust individuals to make the best decisions regarding their health, their futures, and their families, lawmakers should ensure Connecticut residents can trust advertising when seeking time-sensitive reproductive health care."
The bill now heads to the House.
News 12 is taking a deep dive into this controversial bill this weekend on Connecticut Power & Politics.


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