Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are deceptive facilities that look like medical clinics but are actually anti-choice centers that exist to keep women from having abortions. In many instances, they misinform and intimidate women to achieve their goal. Women have described being harassed, bullied, and given blatantly false information.
Learn some of the signs that a facility is not a medical clinic but a deceptive anti-choice Crisis Pregnancy Center. Get informed about CPCs and how you can help limit the harm they do
The U.S. Congress is considering legislation to regulate the advertising practices of CPCs so they will not be confused with legitimate abortion providers or providers of abortion referrals. More about Federal CPC legislation | CPC funding by the states
NAF's report "Crisis Pregnancy Centers: An Affront to Choice" (PDF file, 211K) details the deceptive and harmful practices of CPCs, how they are funded at the state and federal levels, and what legal action has been taken against them. It also highlights the voices of participants in NAF's Patient Partnership who have experienced the misleading tactics of CPCs firsthand.
NAF's Fact Sheet on Crisis Pregnancy Centers documents the facts about CPCs in a compact, printable document.
> Crisis Pregnancy Centers Revealed, released on January 20, 2010 by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation.
> The Truth Revealed: Maryland Crisis Pregnancy Center Investigations (PDF file, 284K), issued January 14, 2008 by the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund
> RH RealityCheck blog links on CPCs