I keep seeing ads on the side of the green line trains here in Boston for this place, often two of them per car. It looked suspicious to me, so I did some research, and unsurprisingly, they are a “Crisis Pregnancy Center” — i.e., an organization that claims to provide health care but in reality exists solely to coerce and/or trick people into not having abortions.
Their website includes this “FAQ” with questions like “Will abortion affect me spiritually?” And this page, which minimizes the usefulness of Plan B, claims that it can prevent implantation (which is not a scientific fact), refers to the failure of an embryo to implant as “an early abortion,” and then straight up comes out with this fucked up bullshit: “A number of years ago, some in the medical community arbitrarily decided to redefine the beginning of pregnancy as when implantation occurs. Clearly, this contradicts the known facts about when life itself begins, and that is at fertilization.” And now I’m going to stop looking at their website, because I need to sleep now, and rage-induced high blood pressure isn’t going to help with that.
The green line I ride goes past both Boston University and Boston College, and its riders are — based on my unscientific observations — about 75% college students at any given time, so this organization is specifically targeting young people with misleading ads that will prevent them from getting the unbiased assistance they need.
Also, Planned Parenthood is right on the green line, just a few blocks from Boston University. This is not a coincidence.
It looks like the person to contact about this is Scott Christensen, at a company called Titan 360, which apparently handles the MBTA’s vehicle and station advertising. Link to his email address is here if anyone else would like to join me in complaining about this.