real-alternatives

COMMENTARY

We’re future OB-GYNs. Pa. needs to drop its support for ‘crisis pregnancy’ centers | Opinion

BY: - December 15, 2020

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are anti-abortion organizations that claim to help pregnant people though they have been shown to  utilize misinformation to coerce, deceive, and manipulate women.

Watchdog group calls on Wolf, state officials to ‘terminate’ contract with anti-abortion organization

BY: - July 14, 2020

In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, the group, the Campaign for Accountability, says Real Alternatives has misappropriated public funds and exploited a state program.

Despite transparency and privacy concerns, anti-abortion group continues to receive taxpayer dollars

BY: - July 10, 2020

At issue is whether Harrisburg-based Real Alternatives, which bills itself as “empowering women for life,” when it comes to their reproductive choices, has shared protected medical information, and misused taxpayer money to expand its operations in two other states. 

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Anti-abortion group must explain how it’s spending million of dollars of your money, Open Records Office rules | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 30, 2020

Crisis pregnancy" group Real Alternatives has received $45M in your money over the last eight years. It's been ordered to open its books.

In Philly for NetRoots Nation, AG Shapiro faces protesters upset over Philly gun law change

BY: - July 12, 2019

Shapiro was speaking alongside Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Delaware Attorney General on Day 2 of this year's NetRoots Nation conference when an audience member seized the microphone jumped in to pointedly question the Montgomery County Democrat about the law.

Protesters target Michigan operation of Pennsylvania anti-abortion group

BY: - May 29, 2019

By Derek Robertson A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is blanketing this week’s Mackinac Policy Conference with accusations that a family planning group opposed to abortion is misusing state taxpayer dollars. The nonprofit Equity Forward is accusing that group, Harrisburg-based Real Alternatives, of waste and misattribution of funds in its partnership with Michigan, which began in 2013 […]

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The hugely important court fight over abortion rights you’re not hearing about is right here in Pa. | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 8, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court is getting all the attention. But here's another reason why the states are critically important to the abortion rights fight too.