Homegirl Amanda Marcotte has written a gripping piece for AlterNet on the vexing proliferation of those fake “pregnancy crisis clinics” I mumbled about last month. The skin crawls as she reveals how these anti-choice “clinics,” many of which have no medical personnel on staff, hoover up women who are trying to cope with unwanted pregnancies and proceed to, among other things, screw them out of necessary information and proper prenatal care. They’re essentially anti-choice propaganda machines. “Texas taxpayers,” she writes, using our oft-backwards state as an example, “are being asked to pony up $5 million to an organization [the fetus-worshiping Texas Pregnancy Care Network, which is getting a government grant to abet the women-as-sex-class mandate] that provides no services apart from furthering an outsider political agenda.”
The bogosity of this shit is truly harrowing. Spread, as Amanda suggests, the word.