Crisis Pregnancy Centers

CPC’s (also known as “pregnancy resource centers”, “pregnancy care clinics”, and “fake women’s health centers”), are nonprofit organizations with a primary goal of preventing individuals from obtaining access to abortion services. Other goals include evangelism, promoting abstinence until marriage, marriage, and parenthood. Most CPCs in the United States are affiliated with national religious organizations who oppose abortion and have policies against promoting and providing contraceptives. Government funding for CPCs is an increasing national trend.

Although some CPCs advertise themselves as “medical clinics”, they offer a only limited set of services. CPCs do not follow prevailing medical standards of sexual and reproductive healthcare.

CPCs frequently provide inaccurate and misleading health information, which may present obstacles to accessing appropriate healthcare.