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What are fake women’s health centers?

Fake women’s health centers, sometimes referred to as Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), want to overturn the FACT Act. These are facilities that claim to offer pregnancy-related health care and medical services, but prey on women at a vulnerable moment in their lives by pushing medically inaccurate information, using deceptive advertising, running misleading websites, and engaging in a variety of other dishonest tactics to lure women seeking care and information about their full range of healthcare options into visiting these facilities.

Fake women’s health centers have a well-documented history of intentionally misleading women into believing they are real healthcare facilities, and when women arrive seeking care, these centers give women false, incomplete, or inaccurate medical information, often from untrained individuals. They intentionally and strategically hide any indication of their real agenda and ideology—that’s how even women who do their research end up at these fake women’s health centers by mistake. Instead of pretending to be real healthcare facilities, these centers should be upfront about their position and agenda. While the anti-choice activists who staff these fake women’s health centers are entitled to express their agenda, they should not be allowed to deceive women and lie about medical facts. Pregnant women need accurate and timely information about their full range of options, not lies or the runaround.


Patients Should Always Come First

It was only later, after I had left the so-called clinic, that I realized what had happened—I had gone to a fake women’s health center.

Erica B.

I literally just googled ‘pregnancy help’ and a pregnancy help center was the first result.

Lauren

The advertising, the websites, the people who answer the phones can be very misleading.

Dr. Gabrielle Goodrick


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