For any Sens fan contemplating entering the Ottawa Senators “Better Halves” Christmas tree raffle this year, take a good hard look at where the money it raises is going. The First Place Pregnancy Center lists numerous pro-life sites on their links page, and turns out to be a “Crisis Pregnancy Center”, which, according to Wikipedia, “are non-profit organizations established by pro-life supporters that work to persuade pregnant women to give birth rather than have abortions, with a focus on women facing unplanned or “crisis” pregnancies. ”
Planned Parenthood Ottawa has released a statement here, in which they encourage fans to recognize the aims of the First Place Pregnancy Center before giving money to support it.
More information assembled from Birth Pangs here and here
Another view here from Unrepentant Old Hippie.
Feministing.com’s take is here
Please be a conscientious consumer-money speaks!