Expose Fake Clinics: How CPCs Harm Our Communities

Did you know that your tax dollars fund deception and manipulation of patients seeking medical care?

On Thursday, September 5, CRAN was joined by Tara Romano, Director at NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, and Senator Natasha Marcus, NC District 41, for a revealing conversation on crisis pregnancy centers in North Carolina. In addition, Brandi Collins-Calhoun, birth worker and Director of Reproductive and Maternal Health at the YWCA Greensboro, joined us for a workshop highlighting her on the ground work to protect a patient’s right to be informed of all their options. We heard about what is happening at the local, state, and national level in regards to funding for crisis pregnancy centers. We also wrote postcards to our representatives urging them to not include money for CPCs in our state budget. What a great educational opportunity for our community!

Fake health centers are fake health-care clinics that lie to, shame and intentionally mislead women about their reproductive-health-care options to block them from accessing abortion care. A woman facing an unintended pregnancy deserves medically accurate, comprehensive and unbiased information.

There are more than 4,000 fake health centers across the country. There are 11 in Charlotte. In at least 12 states, fake health centers receive direct state funding to mislead women. The NC State budget currently includes $2.5 million for crisis pregnancy centers.

Government support for these anti-choice organizations creates the false impression that fake health centers are part of the mainstream medical community. They are not. They are not regulated or licensed. They do not provide medical care. The government should not support anti-choice fake health centers. Women should have all the facts to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

Find out more information at exposefakeclinics.com and help us expose fake clinics!

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Charlotte Reproductive Action Network

The Charlotte Reproductive Action Network connects and aligns reproductive health, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice advocacy for a larger, more unified impact across Charlotte, North Carolina.

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