Pregnancy centers offer services like free pregnancy tests, and sometimes resources like diapers or baby clothes — even classes and counseling. Their main focus, though, is to persuade women not to have abortions — and support those who continue their pregnancies.
Today, how religious organizations and state funding have led to the rise of these pregnancy centers, as abortion rights fall nationwide.
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Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times Houston bureau chief Molly Hennessy-Fiske
The antiabortion movement fuels a growth industry: Pregnancy centers
Read and listen to the rest of the L.A. Times “The Future of Abortion” series here
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