Crisis pregnancy centers, or anti-abortion centers, are designed to look like community health clinics. But the vast majority of them don’t have a medical license, and all of them have an explicit goal.
to persuade people to not have an abortion.
There are thousands of these centers all over the country. They advertise aggressively — especially in lower-income communities of color
and are in many cases located directly next to abortion clinics. And despite California’s reputation as a sanctuary state for abortion rights, there are more crisis pregnancy centers than abortion centers in our state.
Guest: Emma Silvers, KQED digital editor/producer