Expose Fake Clinics
Anti-choice extremists have been attacking abortion access in the U.S. since the procedure became legal in 1973. One of their tactics is one that most people have never heard of: FAKE CLINICS. Yep, it’s a thing. In fact, there are close to 4,000 fake clinics all over the country vs. only 780 real abortion providers. Also known as Crisis Pregnancy Centers or CPCs, fake clinics do NOT provide comprehensive reproductive health care—or much of any "health care" at all! Instead, they use phony ads to trick pregnant people into making an appointment, promising “free ultrasounds” or “pregnancy support.” Once inside, people are lied to, shamed, and pressured about their reproductive health decisions, often delaying their procedure or pushing them past the deadline for a legal abortion altogether. CPCs are often made to look like medical facilities, yet they don't practice medicine (outside of an occasional ultrasound or STI test), nor do they use medical facts or standardized ethics. More and more, these predatory places are funded by taxpayer dollars, impacting poor women and people of color the hardest.