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Funds for Crisis Pregnancy Centers Blocked from AZ Budget

Funds for Crisis Pregnancy Centers Blocked from AZ Budget PHOENIX – Women’s health advocates say they’ve defeated two bills in the Arizona Legislature aimed at attacking reproductive rights.

The measures would have used $2.5 million of the state budget to fund so-called “crisis pregnancy centers.” Planned Parenthood and other groups have voiced concerns about the centers advertising that they provide “unbiased” information and options for women facing unwanted pregnancies.

Tayler Tucker, media relations manager for Planned Parenthood of Arizona, said untrained staff at the centers pressure women to make decisions based on incomplete information.
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