June 10, 2010

"Crisis Pregnancy Centers" = Leads to Crisis

Can you imagine facing an unintended pregnancy and accidentally going to a facility staffed by anti-choice volunteers when you thought you were visiting a legitimate health center?

This scenario sounds like a bad joke, but there are more than 4,000 such organizations, known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” nationwide.

If you have never heard of a crisis pregnancy center (CPC), you’re not alone. They have operated under the radar for decades.

That’s why we’re launching an online quiz that unmasks these fake clinics. Find out if you can spot a CPC. Take our short quiz today.

CPCs pose as legitimate women’s health-care clinics. But most are unlicensed and unregulated organizations staffed by anti-choice volunteers. Many CPCs intentionally misinform women to block them from choosing abortion.

There is probably a CPC close to your home. With more than 4,000 across the country, they are everywhere, from Seattle to Brooklyn, in politically progressive and conservative communities alike.

Could you spot a CPC if you had to? Take our short CPC quiz to make sure you never accidentally visit one or suggest one to a friend.

Thank you for all that you do to protect a woman’s right to choose.

My best,

Nancy KeenanPresident, NARAL Pro-Choice America