California Crisis Pregnancy Centers Sue Over Medical License, Abortion Disclosure Law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Reproductive Fact ACT into law Friday, which requires anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to post signs disclosing to their patients if they are medically licensed, and informing them the state provides low-cost family planning, abortion services and prenatal care. On… »10/12/15 10:30am10/12/15 10:30am


California Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Pregnancy Centers to Lie Less

The California Assembly has passed AB 775, the Reproductive FACT Act, which will make it harder for crisis pregnancy centers to actively mislead their clients. The act requires that CPCs post notices disclosing that they don’t have medical licenses; licensed medical facilities will post notices that California has… »5/27/15 11:10am5/27/15 11:10am

California Wants Pregnancy Centers to Admit They Aren't Doctor's Offices

A proposed law being considered in the California State Assembly would force anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to post signs letting their clients know that they’re not medical facilities. Anti-abortion groups are predictably pissed, claiming the measure is “bullying” and, as Heartbeat International put it,… »5/22/15 3:10pm5/22/15 3:10pm

Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

As an Infertile-American (at least, according to a doctor that one time—and, as you know, doctors are infallible) I have the luxury of never becoming pregnant. I’ve failed every pregnancy test I’ve ever taken with flying colors. I’ve never experienced the abject fear of knowing my body is filled with unwanted life.… »5/14/15 12:10pm5/14/15 12:10pm

Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Getting Glitter Bombed Again

A group calling itself “Glitter Bombs for Choice” is once again sowing sparkles across a vast swath of the country, sending glitter-filled envelopes to dozens of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. In an email to Jezebel, a spokesperson for the group suggested that some politicians’ offices are going to get… »5/11/15 2:45pm5/11/15 2:45pm

Crisis Pregnancy Center Worker Told a Woman Her IUD Was 'Your Baby' 

A new investigation from NARAL Pro-Choice California finds that—surprise!—crisis pregnancy centers are still lying to women, delivering their trademark mixture of shame, guilt, misinformation and outright lies to persuade them not to have abortions. An undercover NARAL worker was told by a CPC employee that her IUD,… »3/16/15 11:00am3/16/15 11:00am

Scottish Discover Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Are Confused and Horrified

Sir Brian Souter is a Scottish billionaire who made his fortune in buses, as well as an evangelical Christian and a "lay preacher." He's also helping to fund one of the UK's very few crisis pregnancy centers, one that focuses on "repentance" and "forgiveness" following an abortion. That's causing consternation in… »1/19/15 10:55am1/19/15 10:55am

FYI: Major Anti-Abortion Groups Funded by Crusty Male Billionaire

We all keep forgetting about Dan and Farris Wilks. They seem to like it that way. The billionaire Texan brothers made their money in the masonry and fracking businesses, then poured it right back into some of their favorite causes. Now's a good time to review the work of Farris Wilks' baby, the Thirteen Foundation,… »12/23/14 12:30pm12/23/14 12:30pm

Is Justice Scalia's Wife an Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Counselor?

A reliable voice against abortion, contraception, and really anything that doesn't directly promote the welfare of white Christian landowners, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a talk radio absorbing lunatic who thinks Satan is, like, a real guy. He's also married to a woman who once sat on the board of a… »4/22/14 6:50pm4/22/14 6:50pm

Hear a Crisis Pregnancy Center Staffer Lie About Condoms and the Pill

Crisis pregnancy centers are faith-based nonprofits that like to masquerade as legitimate women's health clinics so they can trick women into hearing their "save the unborn babies P.S. you'll get breast cancer and die if you get an abortion" schtick. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation exposed some local CPCs — again »8/08/13 8:00pm8/08/13 8:00pm

CPC Counselor Tells Undercover Activist Abortion Could Ruin Her Life

Crisis pregnancy center advocates say the faith-based nonprofits are totally legitimate alternatives to dastardly abortion mills; Texas Governor Rick Perry has even argued that they should replace real women's health centers. Opponents say CPCs are misleading and disseminate false information to vulnerable young… »6/25/13 11:20am6/25/13 11:20am

North Carolina Senate Wants to Give $250K to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Hyde amendment bans federal funding of abortion. But the North Carolina Senate sees no problem with bestowing $250,000 worth of state funding to an umbrella group of faith-based anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers that disseminate dubious medical information to vulnerable young women. Get ready for a deluge of… »5/24/13 4:40pm5/24/13 4:40pm

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Makes Parents Study the Bible to Receive Baby Supplies

Crisis pregnancy centers are faith-based clinics that masquerade as legitimate women's health centers but are really run by anti-abortion advocates who lure in low-income women with promises of free (and vague) medical care but don't actually provide them with or refer for abortions and contraception. They don't like… »11/30/12 7:00pm11/30/12 7:00pm

San Francisco Will Be the First City In the Country to Make Crisis Pregnancy Centers Tell the Truth

Last year, San Francisco became the first city in California to go after crisis pregnancy centers, faith-based non-profits that are often purposely vague about the services they offer in hopes of luring in pregnant women who expect to hear non-biased information about all of their options, but instead receive… »10/04/12 4:15pm10/04/12 4:15pm

Baltimore's Crisis Pregnancy Centers May Be in Trouble

Baltimore was the first city in the country to try to enact truth-in-advertising legislation against crisis pregnancy centers. The faith-based non-profits, which more often than not use deceptive means to try and convince pregnant women not to get abortions, are reeeeeallly good at defending their bullshit tactics in… »8/15/12 7:10pm8/15/12 7:10pm

Court Rules in Favor of Crisis Pregnancy Centers' Right to Lie to Women

The end goal of every single one of the thousands of faith-based non-profit crisis pregnancy centers across the country is to convince pregnant women not to get abortions, often through disseminating false medical information (abortion causes breast cancer/suicide/ZOMBIES) and high-pressure counseling. (Jesus died so… »6/29/12 11:10am6/29/12 11:10am

Taxpayer-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Hire Only Christians

Crisis pregnancy centers, those lovely places that give pregnant women free ultrasounds and then tell a bunch of lies about abortion, receive millions in taxpayer money per year, which is crappy enough on its own. But did you know that many of these taxpayer-funded non-fact based non-health care facilities are also… »6/08/12 4:20pm6/08/12 4:20pm

Church Spent Decades Stealing or Coercing Babies from Unwed Mothers

Ever the bastion of mercy and forgiveness for wayward women, Catholic church-run charities around the world stand accused of forcing unwed mothers to give up their babies for adoption — or lying and telling them their babies had died and then giving the babies away, anyway. Depressingly, Operation Hand The Baby Over,… »3/27/12 3:20pm3/27/12 3:20pm