June 26, 2018

SCOTUS Sides with Anti-Choice Fake Women’s Health Centers
Supreme Court ruling condones deceptive tactics of fake women’s health centers, puts Roe at risk

After the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in NIFLA v. Becerra, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut issued the following statement:

“Today, an ideologically and closely divided Supreme Court allowed fake women’s health centers in California to continue deceiving pregnant women, even though they prey on pregnant women and their families and often give women false and medically dangerous information. While the lies and deception used against women are very real, five Justices—including Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Justice who was hand-picked by his anti-choice allies—still refused to end the lies.

“The deception promulgated by fake women’s health centers is absolutely unacceptable, and that’s why Hartford passed the Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance. The critical fact remains that individuals in Hartford are being deceived when they seek out medical care. We remain committed to finding appropriate ways to prevent that deception and ensure that women who are pregnant, or think they might be, have access to medically accurate, comprehensive health care options in this community, without deception or shame. 

“But our work does not and will not end there. We know the real goal of the extreme, national organizations behind these centers: overturn Roe, and do everything they can to control the lives of women until then. Fake women’s health centers, the rest of the anti-choice movement, and their political allies have been working together for decades with one goal in mind: ban abortion in the United States. In state after site, anti-choice politicians are passing radical and unconstitutional abortion bans because they are counting on Trump’s judges to overturn Roe. And these extreme forces don’t hide their intentions, bragging that they hope a lawsuit over their legislation will be used by the Supreme Court to do the job. We will continue fighting back—against fake women’s health centers, against Trump’s judicial nominees, against the lawless, cruel actions of the Trump administration, and against the slew of anti-woman, anti-choice bills in our legislatures and Congress. Women’s rights are fundamental civil rights, and we cannot rest until they are restored and protected.”

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About NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc.
The legislative arm of NARAL works to pass pro-choice legislation and defend against anti-choice legislation at the State Capitol, believing strongly that all women have the right to access the full range of reproductive choices including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

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