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Defending Against Anti-PRC Legislation: An Update

July 2011
By: Thomas Glessner
Over the last several years, Pregnancy Resource Centers and Medical Clinics (PRCs) have faced intense efforts by the abortion industry — led by Planned Parenthood (PP) and NARAL — to pass restrictive legislation that would severely restrict operations and close down some PRCs. Recent ba...
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Protecting Minors Who Are Being Forced to Abort

January 2011
By: Anne O'Connor
More and more pregnancy care centers are dealing with situations where a pregnant minor does not want to have an abortion, but her parents are pressuring her to get one. Many daughters feel coerced against their will by their parents to choose abortion. PCCs need to support the minor in her decision...
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Effective Life-Saving Ultrasound Legislation

October 2010
By: Thomas Glessner
The use of limited ultrasound by medical pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) to confirm the presence of a viable intrauterine pregnancy in abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable clientele has a powerful impact upon women contemplating abortion. Because of this, efforts have been made in various state...
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Centerboard: Mind Your IRS Ps & Qs

October 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
A friend recently called to warn me about an IRS crackdown. They're going after tax-exempt organizations that have failed to satisfy annual filing requirements for three consecutive years, and the penalty is severe: loss of tax-exempt status. A trip to the IRS website confirmed the danger. Clicking...
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Recognizing and Dealing with 'Fake Clients'

July 2010
By: Thomas Glessner
Since the early 1980s, the abortion industry has consistently attacked the work of Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). Charges of being deceptive and misleading have been leveled at PRCs all over the country, and those working hand-in-hand with the abortion industry have filed numerous lawsuits with ...
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FRONT AND CENTER

July 2010
By: Jerry Thacker
Recently, a friend sent me some information on what is called the "Overton Window." I would invite you to visit the website at the end of this article. The concept is interesting. Basically, it states that politicians do not typically determine what is policy or what is even politically acceptable; ...
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Are You Obtaining Words, Graphics, and Pictures Legally?

April 2010
By: Amanda Naugle and Jerry Thacker
Patty was working on the center's monthly newsletter. In desperate need of that perfect baby picture for the front cover, she ventured onto the Internet. The pregnancy resource center where she volunteered had limited financial resources. While she did not have problems obtaining copy because there ...
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Consumer Product Safety: Its Application to PRCs

January 2010
By: Anne O'Connor
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) is a federal law that regulates the resale/redistribution of used consumer products. This law applies to pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) that distribute used items to clients through Earn While You Learn and similar programs. It is unlawf...
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