Crisis Pregnancy Center Accused of Coercive Adoption Techniques Receives Federal Funding

Jodi Jacobson

Following on to Kathryn Joyce's piece on Crisis Pregnancy Centers and adoption today on Rewire (in which Joyce points to Bethany Adoption center as an example), Sarah Posner reports today in the American Prospect that in addition to other federal money, Bethany has recieved 8 federal grants totalling over $3 million in 2009.

Following on to Kathryn Joyce’s piece on Crisis Pregnancy Centers and adoption today on Rewire (in which Joyce points to Bethany Adoption center as an example), Sarah Posner reports today in the American Prospect that in addition to other federal money, Bethany has recieved 8 federal grants totalling over $3 million in 2009:

Bush-era abstinence-only funding isn’t the only federal funding Bethany
has received — or continues to receive. According to a Department of
Health and Human Services database, Bethany received eight federal
grants worth over $3 million in 2009, including for abstinence-only
education, healthy marriage promotion, and "embryo donation and/or
adoption public awareness." And HHS used a Bethany representative on a
panel in August for its conference entitled "Strong Practices, Bright Promises," about healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs.

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