Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Hidden Camera; San Francisco Vote

October 13, 2011

Hidden Camera Investigation of Crisis Pregnancy CenterLast night on Richard French Live, PRCH consulting medical director Anne Davis, MD, MPH, served as the physician expert to debunk claims made by crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to an undercover reporter Kim Lengle, shown right. The resulting video may be the first-ever hidden camera exploration of a CPC in action. Watch.

San Francisco: You have a chance to help curb CPCs’ deceptive advertising. Call your city supervisor today for a “yes” on the Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, scheduled for a vote on October 18.

In a letter to the New York Times, PRCH board member Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, talks about her patients who went to CPCs before seeing her. “[T]he staffs told sensational lies about abortion. Or they fabricated medical reasons to make the women postpone their procedures.”