Confirmed victory
Petitioning San Francisco City Supervisor Jane Kim and 9 others

San Francisco: End False Adverstising from Fake Clinics


Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) advertise abortion services, yet offer none and misinform their patients about the risks of birth control and abortions. They operate under deceptive public health practices. According to a Congressional study, 87% of these fake clinics provide inaccurate and misleading information by claiming that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, infertility, drug addiction and mental illnesses - including suicide.

Supervisor Malia Cohen has introduced a bill that makes it illegal for CPCs to falsely advertise pregnancy-related services as abortion services to lure in women and manipulate them. This is a bill about consumer protection and truth-in-advertising.

When passed, this legislation will clarify the services CPCs provide. Women will no longer be tricked into going to these fake clinics nor subject to delayed essential medical care.

Sign this petition to tell the SF Supervisors to stop fake advertising by fake clinics!

Letter to
San Francisco City Supervisor Jane Kim
San Francisco City Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
San Francisco City Supervisor Scott Wiener
and 7 others
San Francisco City Supervisor David Campos
San Francisco City Supervisor Eric Mar
San Francisco City Supervisor Mark Farrell
President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors David Chiu
San Francisco City Supervisor Carmen Chu
San Francisco City Supervisor John Avalos
San Francisco City Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
I am outraged at the false advertising and manipulative tactics used by fake clinics - or Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) - in San Francisco.
CPCs are deceiving women into visiting these limited service centers only to deny them information or misinform them about abortion and birth control. Women deserve accurate, comprehensive medical care from a knowledgeable, honest professional.

According to a Congressional study, 87% of these fake clinics provide inaccurate and misleading information by claiming that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, infertility, drug addiction and mental illnesses - including suicide.

Truth-in-advertising bills have been passed in Baltimore, MD and Austin, TX, requiring limited service centers to post signs stating they do not offer birth control information, provide abortions or referrals.

Supervisor Malia Cohen has introduced the Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance that requires limited service centers to accurately say what services they provide. This bill protects women from false advertising and potential delays in receiving essential medical care.

This measure is about consumer protection and truthful advertising. I ask for your public support and vote for this necessary bill.
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Sincerely,