What was submitted:

“We applaud the Chapel Hill Town Council for passing the resolution to hold Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) to a standard of truth in advertising last Monday night.

CPCs were found to be providing false and misleading information about abortion in a 2006 Congressional report.

An advertisement in the Tarheel Beginnings student agenda for Pregnancy Support Services, a local CPC, reads, “You had plans…A baby wasn’t one of them… We can help.” This gives the impression that the organization offers pregnant women a comprehensive overview of their reproductive choices.

Pregnancy Support Services does not make referrals for abortion or birth control. Furthermore, the advertisement makes no mention of Pregnancy Support Services’ religious affiliation. In Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Tar Heel, the agency’s director described the organization as a Christian ministry.

Thousands of young people see this advertisement in the Tarheel Beginnings planners. Given the incriminating information against CPCs found in the Congressional report, we advocate that the New Student and Parent Programs that produced the agendas not accept advertisements from CPCs in the future.”

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