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 11:00am 3/16/15 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 10:55am 1/19/15 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 12:30pm 12/23/14 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 6:50pm 4/22/14 6:50pm

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Totally Full Of Shit

Fed up with the news that your tax dollars are being diverted from legitimate women's health programs and into bullshit "crisis pregnancy centers?" Well, you're not alone! » 11/16/13 2:30pm 11/16/13 2:30pm

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 8:00pm 8/08/13 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 11:20am 6/25/13 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 4:40pm 5/24/13 4:40pm

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Want to 'Save' Black Babies

Crisis pregnancy centers are faith-based non-profits that set up shop near legitimate abortion providers and/or in low-income areas where women are less likely to have access to reproductive health care and more likely to be susceptible to the false medical information and high-pressure counseling they dole out… » 5/02/13 4:00pm 5/02/13 4:00pm

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

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 7:00pm 11/30/12 7:00pm

San Francisco Will Be the First City In the Country to Make Crisis…

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 4:15pm 10/04/12 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 7:10pm 8/15/12 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 11:10am 6/29/12 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 4:20pm 6/08/12 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 3:20pm 3/27/12 3:20pm

Sketchy Crisis Pregnancy Center Services Now Available to Barnes &…

An eagle-eyed reader spotted the above business card on a table at a Barnes & Noble in Annapolis, MD. It's for the Pregnancy Clinic, a crisis pregnancy center that claims condoms don't work and abortion can result in "delivery of a badly burned infant." » 3/07/12 1:20pm 3/07/12 1:20pm

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Claim Constitution Gives Them Right To Lie To…

San Francisco's city government recently enacted a rule designed to combat so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" that are actually pro-life organizations in disguise. Under the new ordinance, the centers will be fined $500 each time they provide false or misleading information to patients. But some pro-life activists… » 11/18/11 1:00pm 11/18/11 1:00pm

The Illustrated Guide To San Francisco's Crisis Pregnancy Centers

We've heard about how San Francisco is cracking down on the local pregnancy crisis centers that operate within its jurisdiction, and now we can read all about it in a handy, comic form. Susie Cagle has created "What Every Woman Should Know," an illustrated guide to the current war that's being waged against women's… » 10/28/11 4:50pm 10/28/11 4:50pm

The Man Who's Bankrolling South Dakota's Anti-Choice Campaign

A fund set up to defend antiabortion bills in South Dakota against legal challenges is being increasingly bankrolled by out-of-state donors. This year, over half the money donated to the fund came from an Ohio business owner who says "my businesses belong to Jesus." We decided to learn a little more about him. » 9/27/11 3:40pm 9/27/11 3:40pm