Clinic Bill on the Move
March 2nd, 2011

Council Speaker Christine Quinn rallied with advocates and members on the steps of City Hall this morning to applaud legislation to force crisis pregnancy centers to disclose what services they do and don’t provide.

Quinn said the bill would force these clinics — there are about a dozen in the five boroughs — to be honest.

“Be proud of what you are and what you do,” Quinn quipped today.

The speaker argues there is no reason for these clinics to be “deceptive” about the services they provide.

Advocates, like Planned Parenthood, have blasted the centers for appearing to look like medical facilities when they aren’t. Pro-choice advocates allege employees at these centers walk around in scrubs and provide inaccurate information to women seeking an abortion.

Those affiliated with these centers charge the bill violates their First Amendment rights. They plan to sue the city following the mayor’s signature.

Opponents of the bill will be rallying on the steps of City Hall this afternoon.

Stay tuned for updates.

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