Where NOT to get care

What are Crisis Pregnancy Centers?

  • Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are anti-abortion clinics that use deceptive tactics to prevent pregnant persons from making an informed choice regarding their reproductive heath and pregnancy and termination options.
  • CPCs may present themselves as a real, licensed medical clinic. This can make it difficult to tell medical clinics from CPCs.
    • Most CPCs are unlicensed and do not fall under medical board requirements and standards of ethics.
    • In some cases, they misconstrue medical information and purposefully lie to patients about risks associated with abortion.
  • Many CPCs have strong religious affiliations, and this can be seen in the wording on the center’s website.
    • This may indicate to a patient or provider that this center does not provide abortions and is a CPC.
  • Many may be located near clinics that provide abortion services and have similar names to these medical clinics.

Services Crisis Pregnancy Centers may provide:

  • Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Referrals for prenatal care
  • Education programs for future parents
  • Supplies for expectant parents

While these services are beneficial to expectant parents, especially those in resource-limited areas, it is important to ensure that if you are seeking an abortion or informative pregnancy counseling on all options that you do not schedule at or refer a patient to one of these centers.

CPC Maps

Activists have compiled a map of CPCs across the country. To access, use the links below:

To find a clinic in your area that DOES provide abortion services, please refer to: abortionfinder.org