Fake Clinics: Let's Put an End to It
Anyone can report a fake clinic by calling 311 or through the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) here.
Spread the word about the danger of fake clinics on your social media. You can use the hashtags #ProTruth #FakeClinic for more visibility.
Share your opinion by submitting a letter about fake clinics to your local newspaper. Download our guidelines to write to the Editor.
Make your voice heard and express your opinion about fake clinics in an op-ed. Download our guidelines to write an op-ed.
Get involved with your government representative to make sure these fake clinics uphold the law. Download our guidelines to write to your elected representatives.
The NIFLA v. Beccera Decision: What it Means
NIFLA v. Beccera was a Supreme Court case decided in June 2018 about the legality of the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act. The FACT Act was a law that required crisis pregnancy centers to disclose if they are unlicensed clinics and to tell patients about California’s coverage of birth control and abortion services at low or no cost.
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, decided in favor of the plaintiff (National Institute of Family Life Advocates) and struck down the California FACT Act.
The Court ruled that the FACT Act was a violation of the clinics’ First Amendment right to free speech. You can read the full decision here.
This decision is expected to affect other state and city laws that are similar to the California FACT Act. Laws designed to protect pregnant women from deception are now in jeopardy. New York City’s disclosure law, Local Law 17 of 2011, is likely to face new court challenges attempting to have it declared unconstitutional.
The Pro-Truth coalition is working to stay on top of new developments. Join our mailing list to stay up to date on any challenges to New York City’s law and other important action alerts.