UPDATE (7:30am): Pregnancy centers in Montgomery County that don't employ licensed medical professionals would have to post a sign saying so in their waiting rooms, according to new rules unanimously approved by a County Council committee Monday.
The new rules are an amended version of legislation proposed by Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg, D-at large, that specifically targeted pregnancy centers that don't provide abortions or refer clients for abortions. Trachtenberg said she was worried that those centers were providing false medical information about the consequences of having an abortion, such as linking them with breast cancer.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Montgomery-panel-OKs-new-rules-for-pregnancy-centers-82641962.html#ixzz0dinGmlJ0
The Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) is on the right track in fighting to stop the Montgomery County Council from basically attempting to harass pregnancy centers out of existence.
Please go here and send the MoCo Council a message that you will not tolerate this.
Thanks to our colleague at Restore DC Catholicism.