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Antiabortion pregnancy center figures in state Senate race
|Last Edited||ArmyDem Dec 21, 2009 01:02pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Washington Post|
|News Date||Monday, December 21, 2009 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||By Derek Kravitz |
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 21, 2009
One brochure boldly states that condoms fail one-third of the time -- by flaws, breaking or deterioration. A nearby diagram of a broken condom shows a small "HIV Virus" particle looming near the spot where the latex ripped. Another flier claims that the "most preventable cause of breast cancer" is abortions.
The literature, until recently circulated by a church-affiliated pregnancy center in Annandale, has become political fodder in the closely watched contest for Virginia's 37th Senate District between Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt, a Republican and former Fairfax County School Board member, and Del. Dave W. Marsden, a first-term Democrat.
Abortion rights and antiabortion groups agree that the information in the fliers is misleading and outdated. Jane P. Fuller, executive director of the Assist Pregnancy Center on Backlick Road, said the pamphlets have been removed.
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