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Published January 19, 2012, 07:55 AM

Minnesota to review pro-abortion rights group's claims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A pro-abortion rights group says state-supported pregnancy centers in Minnesota are offering inaccurate information about the procedure and its health risks.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A pro-abortion rights group says state-supported pregnancy centers in Minnesota are offering inaccurate information about the procedure and its health risks.

NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota says it conducted its own undercover investigation by sending volunteers into the centers pretending to be pregnant. NARAL says the investigation found 73 percent of the centers claimed a link between breast cancer and abortion. The American Cancer Society says not such link exists.

The state Department of Health provides more than $2 million annually to organizations that promote alternatives to abortion. Deputy Commissioner Jim Koppel says state health officials will review NARAL's report.

The Star Tribune says the directors of the centers are defending the information they provide to pregnant women.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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