Wasting your tax dollars. There are 3. 8 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) that receive. While the public can easily view recipients of taxpayer funds, the Alternatives to Abortion Program’s funds are funneled through the TPCN. TPCN does not publicly release information about the funding they give to each organization, making it impossible to know how much taxpayer money is going to individual CPC or to CPCs as a whole.
Inspectors Find Texas . Despite receiving federal and state funding, they have a history of preying on and misleading pregnant women who are seeking abortions and giving them false medical information to dissuade them from making their own decisions. Now, a report by the Texas Independent finds that many of these centers have a history of violating state safety and ethics codes as well: Over the past five years, evaluators have found violations at state- funded subcontractors for Texas’ Alternatives to Abortion Services Program, which reimburses nonprofits — typically faith- based groups — to provide mentoring, counseling and material assistance to pregnant women. But while those site visits were conducted by a contractor for the state, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has never conducted a review of its own during the life of the program, according to an HHSC spokeswoman. Evaluators from the nonprofit Texas Pregnancy Care Network (TPCN), which conducts the site visits, found at least one violation — not counting billing errors — during more than half of their pre- announced site visits to subcontractors, according to documents obtained by the Texas Independent. Funding for the Alternatives to Abortion Services Program was upped from $4 million per year to $4. Official records show violations ranging from fire safety to possible breaches of client privacy to failure to obtain proper public safety checks.
During 1. 5 percent of inspections, subcontractors had failed to separate and label spiritual and educational materials properly. About 2. 2 percent of the time, evaluators found that at least one counselor did not have proper public safety clearance. In total, subcontractors were found committing violations 6. The Texas Independent notes that all but one of the state’s 3. Conservatives states like Texas have poured money into crisis pregnancy centers in recent years even as they slash funding for family planning centers and try to defund Planned Parenthood. Just this year, Texas lawmakers took $7. Yet despite receiving government money, these clinics are not subjected to regular inspections like abortion clinics and often avoid any scrutiny of their practices, which blur the line between religious advocacy and medical counseling beyond distinction.
Meanwhile, for several months anti- abortion activists in states like Kansas have been using inspections and codes as a tool to shut down the few remaining abortion clinics by claiming they do not meet rigorous licensing requirements. New laws require abortion clinics to be inspected numerous times each year and adhere to codes that are more stringent than even those required for hospitals. As the Texas Independent has reported, Texas reimburses “abortion alternative” subcontractors at a higher rate for providing “mentoring” than it pays nurses to provide family planning services or master’s- level mental health professionals to provide crisis counseling. Subcontractors are paid $6.
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