61 Days Left: Where are the Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Texas? [MAP]

Pro-choice activists protest a Crisis Pregnancy Center, a facility that poses as an abortion facility in order to convince women to keep their pregnancies. (Ms. Magazine)

In Texas and other states, anti-choice activists will try and trick women seeking abortion care into carrying their pregnancies to term. To do this, they often lead them to a fake clinic called a Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC).

CPCs are funded primarily through anti-choice license plates sold by the State of Texas, but some have even received federal funding as of July, 2006. These places often offer pregnancy tests on site, and if the test comes out positive, they will use coercive and deceptive tactics to convince women to continue the pregnancy rather than discussing all options. They typically oppose the use of birth control and condoms, give false information about the effectiveness of those methods, and will preach that abstinence is the best option even for someone who is already pregnant. Most Crisis Pregnancy Centers are religiously affiliated and are operated by massive anti-choice organizations like Care Net, Heartbeat International, Birthright International, and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA).

If you or someone you know is seeking an abortion, always make sure and check that the clinic you are going to is an abortion facility and not a CPC. Even if you search for abortion on Google, you are likely going to see ads for “free pregnancy tests” that are coming from CPCs right next to the ads for actual licensed abortion clinics. To help you make sure that the place you’re going is not going to mislead you, we’ve created an interactive map to outline where these CPCs are in Texas:

Did we leave one out? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it in!

26 thoughts on “61 Days Left: Where are the Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Texas? [MAP]

    1. You leave out the most critical lie about these places – they are *not* clinics, they can not offer any medical services. They usually have no licensed healthcare providers whatsoever on staff. It is unlikely that you will even see a nurse, much less a nurse practitioner or a physician. The ‘free pregnancy test’ is the exact same test you would buy off the shelf at Walgreen’s.

  1. There are 2 of these CPCs in Georgetown. They are both called Pregnancy Help Centers. One is at 508 FM 1460, Georgetown, TX 78626, 512.868.0153. The other is at 215 W. 8th St., Georgetown, TX 78626, 512.868-0153. Looks like they share a phone.

  2. Please visit a center and write a yelp, google+, yp.com, and yahoo review about it. Use social media to alert people what kind of services are provided!

  3. What a pack of lies. But, that is to be expected of people who care so little about women that they refuse to follow health regulations and guidelines for surgery, thus endangering women who seek an abortion. Women deserve better than abortion, and your lies will be your undoing.

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