Every day the more than 2,700 fake women’s health centers across the country intentionally mislead and deceive pregnant women and their families.
Fake women’s health centers — sometimes called crisis pregnancy centers — advertise and represent themselves as clinics and health care professionals. But they’re not.
Instead, these anti-choice centers use deceptive websites, misleading advertising, and other dishonest tactics to manipulate people into believing they are an actual reproductive health clinic. They intentionally mislead pregnant women about their health care options. They deliberately try to delay people trying to access abortion by telling them lies and misinformation about reproductive health. They give women false, incomplete, or inaccurate medical information, including claiming that abortions pose health risks such as infertility, breast cancer, and birth defects in future pregnancies.
Fake women’s health centers are everywhere in the U.S. — more common than Target,
Chipotle, or Papa Johns. They exist in all 50 states, and far outnumber licensed clinics that
offer women the full range of healthcare options, including abortion. In 27 states they receive government funding. Minnesota is one of those states. Here, there are 93 of these fake health centers — and just five abortion clinics.
On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States released their decision in NIFLA v. Becerra. In a 5-4 decision, the Court decided the deception and misinformation of fake women’s health centers is protected under free speech. Read more at EndTheLies.com.