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Datapoint: States that allocate welfare funds to CPCs

In this map, the Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress" highlights the seven states that direct Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds toward crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which use misleading tactics to dissuade women from seeking abortion care.

Datapoint: States that allocate welfare funds to CPCs

According to "ThinkProgress," the seven states -- Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and Texas -- "have diverted more than $30 million of federal money meant for welfare to" CPCs. When allocated to CPCs, those TANF funds are "necessary money that isn't going to cash benefits or other measures that might help someone climb out of poverty," "ThinkProgress" reports, noting that the problem is further exacerbated given research showing that abortion access can help curb poverty (Covert/Isreal, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 10/3).