Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference Supports Language on H.B.7070
Presented by the Connecticut Pregnancy Care Coalition (CPCC)
House Bill 7070: An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of
Limited Services Pregnancy Centers
The Connecticut Pregnancy Care Coalition (CPCC), representing many of the pro-life pregnancy resource centers in Connecticut, publicly presented an alternative to H.B. 7070. The current language in the proposed legislation, supported by pro-abortion organizations, is aimed at eliminating or controlling pregnancy care centers in our state. Although the bill should never be adopted because of the lack of any credible evidence that pro-life pregnancy resource centers have practiced deceptive advertising the CPCC felt they should offer a more balanced alternative. The CPCC agrees that no woman facing an unplanned pregnancy should ever be deceived or mislead by false advertising as she reflects on how to deal with her situation.
The current language in the bill has two major flaws that the CPCC proposal addresses to make it more comprehensive and fair.
1) The proposed legislation is extremely narrow and only affects centers that do not refer or perform abortions.
2) The proposed legislation gives the Attorney General untethered power to take legal action against pregnancy care centers.
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