Debunking Crisis Pregnancy Centers & Promoting Reproductive Health

At Florida State University, YP4 Fellow Heather Peeples took on a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) that operates right off campus and hoped to expose their deceptive practices to the students and people of color that they target. Heather worked closely with student organizations at Florida State and neighboring Florida A&M University, a historically black university, to plan an education campaign to shine light on the services actually provided by CPCs, and to draw attention to the fact that they receive University funding to deceive students. In addition, Heather worked to ensure that students were aware of local health centers that provide comprehensive services and did not lead students to make specific decisions about their reproductive health. Finally, Heather coordinated a Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute in Tallahassee with the support of Choice USA to build the leadership of reproductive justice activists in the state of Florida.