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This is a REAL pamphlet given to a young person at a crisis pregnancy center.  According to them, using a condom is “about as safe as hanging over a cliff with a frayed rope.”  

Talk about lies and misinformation.  

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.

#CallOutCPCs

This pamphlet was given to a student who visited the crisis pregnancy center in Northfield, MN. Add your name to our petition to call on the director of the CPC to stop distributing materials that mislead and lie about health care.

CPCs pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose.

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to people and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. 

This map from Salt Lake City, Utah shows how CPCs often position themselves right next to legitimate healthcare centers, so as to confuse people who are looking for comprehensive reproductive health services.

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.

Screenshot from @yytsirk’s Twitter feed - thanks for helping to #CallOutCPCs, Kristy! 

The Mountain Goats are so awesome - they even help #CallOutCPCs!  Check out this picture they posted on their Twitter.

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. 

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose.

This page from the anti-choice group Online for Life shows how they want to advertise CPCs as if they provide abortion services. Their ads draw people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.

In 2011, South Dakota passed a law to require women who are seeking abortions to first visit a crisis pregnancy center (CPC).  CPCs have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. 

The law was placed under injunction.  The legislature then introduced a new version in 2012.  

CPCs often present themselves as medical clinics and offer medically inaccurate information on birth control and abortion. One particularly pernicious strategy they have been known to employ is to deceive visitors into believing they are abortion providers and delay women so long that they miss a window during which they can get to an actual doctor.
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- Crisis Pregnancy Center Ads are Back - And more Deceptive Than Ever, Talking Points Memo, July 21 

Last time we checked, lying to women isn’t medical care. 

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.

Quote from: Anti-abortion pregnancy centers thrive in Texas as real clinics close, January 2, 2014

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.

A pro-choice student wrote a letter-to-the-editor about a crisis pregnancy center near his school in Minnesota.  CPCs pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. 

Here’s what we think of the oh-so-professional email the CPC’s director sent back. 

This pamphlet was given to a student who visited the crisis pregnancy center (CPC) in Northfield, MN. Add your name to our petition to call on the director of the CPC to stop distributing materials that mislead and lie about health care.

CPCs pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose.

Google maps screenshot of a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) in Ventura, CA.

CPCs pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.