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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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The Foundational Issue of Our Times

July 2009
By: Thomas Glessner
I was encouraged recently by the results of a Gallup public opinion poll on abortion taken in May. The poll found 51 percent of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" and 42 percent "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup be...
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AT THE COLLEGE TOWN CENTER: Saying Hello

April 2009
By: Marcia Warmkessel
I have served as a center executive director and client services director for 13 years in a small college town pregnancy resource center. Client outreach is my hearts' work, and I have returned to that role recently. A center like ours has the rural center blessings and challenges as well as an obvi...
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