Hold Fake Clinics Accountable
Get Bold and Get Loud
Reproaction is a bold leader in the struggle to hold deceptive, anti-abortion fake clinics accountable for the harm they are causing to our communities as well as misuse of public funds.
Anti-abortion fake clinics – sometimes called crisis pregnancy or pregnancy resource centers – hit the Supreme Court in the case of NIFLA v. Becerra. Oral arguments took place March 20 and a decision is expected in late spring or early summer of 2018. The case deals with California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which was meant to regulate fake clinics by doing two things. First, it makes unlicensed centers post on the wall that they are not licensed. Second, it makes all fake women’s health centers post a sign disclosing that the state provides information and resources to obtain contraception and abortion services. The fake clinics are saying it violates their First Amendment rights, which is an incorrect argument when we’re talking about a factual sign on a wall and no forced speech (unlike, say, in the 38 states where abortion providers are required to verbally deliver anti-abortion counseling written by state legislators that is often based on anti-abortion junk science.)
Reproaction was proud to sign on to the brief amicus curiae written by the Center for Reproductive Rights and National Women’s Law Center in support of the State of California’s arguments in this case. The full brief can be found here.
To prepare you for action leading up to and after the Court’s decision, we’ve compiled all our educational materials, activism resources, and shareable graphics in one place so you can get to work against fake clinics where you live!
Download our activism toolkit with everything you need to take action against anti-abortion fake clinics in your community
We compiled a booklet with real facts to remove the mask and reveal all the shady tactics, cruel shaming techniques, and eyebrow-raising financial practices employed by anti-abortion fake clinics.
We teamed up with our friends from Advocates for Youth and Lady Parts Justice for an Act and Learn webinar to profile our ongoing campaigns to hold fake clinics accountable, and how you can get involved.
Reproaction supporters demanded Missouri Governor Eric Greitens investigate state funding of fake women’s health centers, one of which recently had their director publicly celebrate the Ku Klux Klan’s involvement in Donald Trump’s election, saying it was “for the babies.”
We got LOUD with SisterSong at Netroots Nation 2017 in Atlanta, leading a march of over 150 people to a rally in front of Cura Women’s Care Clinic, a fake women’s health center in downtown Atlanta operated by the shady anti-abortion group Human Coalition.
Jenna Bush Hager, Today Show anchor, self-proclaimed Feminist, and daughter of former President George W. Bush, was scheduled to speak at a fundraiser for a fake women’s health center in Tennessee on 19 September 2017. That is, until we took action! We encouraged our supporters to tweet at Jenna and Today asking them not to support deception and shaming about abortion care, and within a week of starting our campaign, her keynote was cancelled for “unforeseen circumstances”!
Feel free to save these graphics and share them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or other social media platforms to expose a #FakeClinic near you.