Fake clinics are slippery. Due to funding from national organizations, their PR statements are ironclad and their branding is deliberately deceptive. Students are an especially vulnerable population—CPCs advertise heavily on college campuses, and young people who are new to the area may not know the difference between a real clinic and a fake one.
I wanted my thesis to address this question: How can the anti-abortion bias of CPCs be made more visible to students, and why might this bias be harmful to people seeking reproductive healthcare?
After conducting months of research—including an undercover appointment at a CPC to collect audio and print materials—I compiled my findings into a booklet with an accompanying microsite. The design is black and white and speaks directly to the viewer, urging them to spread the information.
My work was exhibited at the Dorothy Uber-Bryan Gallery in Bowling Green, Ohio, and published on ScholarWorks, where it is available for download.
I defended my thesis at the Northwest Ohio Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship (2019), where I received an award for Best Poster Presentation.