Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Picture this: You're scared that you might be pregnant. You see an ad for a free pregnancy test and counseling. You call the number and make an appointment. You're told that birth control is the same as abortion and that if you have an abortion, you will probably get breast cancer. You're vulnerable, scared, and confused. You have walked into a so-called "crisis pregnancy center" (CPC), and you have been lied to and manipulated. You deserve the truth: comprehensive, unbiased, factual, and medically accurate information. You likely won't get these things at a CPC.
CPCs are a growing threat to women's health. They often lie to women about abortion and birth control. They'll do anything to scare a woman away from choosing legal abortion.
Anti-choice groups created CPCs to look like comprehensive health clinics, but many are generally unregulated and unlicensed. For instance, they don't have to follow privacy-protection laws like your doctor or real clinics do. They use tactics that mislead women about pregnancy-related information.
Some false claims many CPCs use:
- Abortion causes breast cancer
- Abortion is psychologically damaging
- Abortion can lead to sterility
- Birth-control pills cause abortion
We can all agree that women never should be lied to when they need information about pregnancy. That's true no matter where you stand on the issue of abortion. It's time to hold CPCs accountable for misleading women.