Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Abortion at Community Health Centers

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS, which runs AmeriCorps), has issued a report indicating “Between 2013 and 2015, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)…allowed a few AmeriCorps members to provide emotional support (doula care) to women during abortion procedures at three New York City clinics operated by the Institute for Family Health (IFH).” According to a statement by the Corporation for National and Community Service, “We are deeply disappointed that the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) authorized national service participants to perform prohibited activities…the grantee broke the law and violated the spirit of national service.”