An undercover investigation by NARAL Pro-Choice Texas found that crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in the state disseminate misinformation, use deceptive tactics, and interfere with clients’ access to reproductive health care.
RH Reality Check spoke with one woman who went undercover for the study to six crisis pregnancy centers. “Since I am aware of the information and studies, I thought I could be resistant to them,” she said. “But I felt instantly vulnerable to the information that they were providing.”
A Texas abortion provider maps 108 crisis pregnancy centers, a sobering illustration of what the Texas reproductive health landscape could look like in light of the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, which is expected to shutter all but six of Texas’ existing abortion facilities.
According to NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and NARAL Pro-Choice America, the groups that released the audio, the recordings suggest that CPCs have one agenda: advocating against abortion and birth control, regardless of
a patient’s circumstances.
Spokespeople for the CPC, which shares a name similar to that of the reproductive health clinic, avoided giving a straight answer as to whether the next-door location was a coincidence or if it was intended to confuse patients on their way to the clinic.