Beware of Fake Abortion Clinics
Over the past two decades, the anti-choice movement has set up thousands of fake abortion clinics across the country, referring to them as “crisis pregnancy centers” or “pregnancy resource centers.” There are often NO trained healthcare professionals on the premises, and these fake clinics usually do not provide healthcare services for women.
Here are some warning signs that a clinic might be fake:
- When you call to get more information or to set up an appointment, beware of places that tell you that they will only give you information if you come into their office. It is your right to ask questions and they should provide you with any basic information you need over the phone.
- Beware of clinics that advertise free pregnancy tests and counseling but are ambiguous about other healthcare services, including the availability of abortion services on the premises. These fake clinics do not provide health services for women.
There are also websites, run by people opposed to abortion rights, which are designed to trick you into believing you are receiving pro-choice information. A few examples of anti-choice websites using deceptive names are prochoice.com, birthcontrol.org, and pregnancycenters.org. If you are unsure about the information you receive from a website or any other source, please call WV FREE at 304-342-9188 and we will provide you with clear, honest information about the options available to you.