In clinics in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kentucky, anti-choice protesters have continued to show up, refusing to comply with the pressure for people to practice social distancing and shelter-in-place. Protesters are gathering in front of clinic doors, walking up to patients, and even shoving unwanted pamphlets and gift sacks into patients’ hands and through car windows.
While state legislatures across the country are constantly passing medically-unnecessary, politically-motivated laws to try to force reproductive health centers to close, crisis pregnancy centers are largely unregulated. It’s time to require fake clinics to abide by real standards and policies that will protect women and pregnant people.
Armed with chalk, Southwestern Law School students like Haley Pollock are drawing attention to the dangers of crisis pregnancy centers in their community—literally.
Activists took to the streets Tuesday in protest of the Supreme Court’s ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra, which effectively gave the often religiously-affiliated anti-abortion fake clinics permission to continue manipulating and deceiving patients.
Today, the Supreme Court handed CPCs a license to manipulate, deceive and ultimately endanger the lives of women.
The Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments this month in a case which could determine the future of fake clinics and their ability to spread misinformation to patients nationwide. In response, hundreds of activists gathered in D.C. to demand that so-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers #EndTheLies.
Update: On Thursday, June 19, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 majority decision that specialty license plates count as “government speech” and therefore are not protected by the First Amendment. In the case up for debate, Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Court ruled in favor of the state of Texas […]
It looks like crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) may not be able to act with total impunity anymore. At least not in California if state lawmakers finish work on a disclosure bill. The California Assembly passed a bill this week that would force CPCs to provide accurate information to pregnant women about all their options, which […]
NARAL sent two comedians to UC Berkeley to see just how much students knew about CPCs. The results are both hilarious and exasperating.
Last Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stopped by to lend a little good-old-boy masculinity to the opening of a branch of Houston’s The Source For Women, a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) that Perry touted as the future of Texas’s new Women’s Health Program—a program explicitly designed and intended to serve women who are not, and […]