Crisis Pregnancy Centers

August 19, 2011

I’m pregnant and went to a crisis pregnancy center to discuss my options, but they told me that abortion is dangerous, unsafe, and that I’d regret getting one. Is this true?

* From CPC Watch: “Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), also called pregnancy resource centers, are anti-abortion centers that use deceptive tactics to reach out to women who are considering abortion. They promise free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, even baby supplies; however, once inside, women are subjected to an array of false and misleading information regarding their reproductive options. CPCs are not medical clinics, but instead an appendage of the anti-choice camp with a mission to enact control over a women's bodies and limit decisions. Many staff, no medical professionals at all. With over 4000 CPCs operational in the U.S., it's likely that thousands of women have, through no fault of their own, fallen victim to one of the most hidden threats to reproductive freedom today.”

* A local Planned Parenthood office may offer affordable or free options for after-abortion counseling or refer you to another provider. Find your local office here.

* You can also contact Legal Voice to share your story about dealing with a crisis pregnancy center. While this organization is more oriented towards cases in Washington, the forum is not only for people living in the state.