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What is a “crisis pregnancy center”?

These centers claim to give girls and women complete and accurate information about their pregnancy options when, in reality, their goal is to dissuade girls and women from obtaining abortions. They offer misleading and medically inaccurate information about abortion.

Common names of these centers include Crisis Pregnancy Center, Alternatives, Pregnancy Aid, Birth Right, Open Door or Pregnancy Counseling Center. The Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there are an estimated 2,500 to 4,000 “pregnancy counseling centers” in the U.S.

So, where can you go for honest and accurate information about your pregnancy options? Honest clinics do exist, and you can find one near you by calling the National Abortion Federation’s hotline 1-800-772-9100 or through Abortion Clinics Online.

For more information about crisis pregnancy centers, check out this story.

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