Governor signs crisis pregnancy centers bill

Oct 9, 2015 8:08 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Crisis pregnancy centers that discourage women from getting abortions in California will be required to provide information about abortions and other services under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown has approved.

The measure imposes the first such statewide rule, after local communities around the country have tried similar efforts.

Pregnancy crisis centers often are operated by abortion opponents, and critics say workers imply the facilities provide a range of medical care and have credentials they do not possess.

Under the new law, the centers will be required to offer information about affordable contraception, abortion and prenatal care. Those that are unlicensed also must inform clients of their status.

Backers of the measure include the abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice California.

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