Councilmember M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9), Chair of the City Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, which overturned a state law that required those centers to post notices that free or low-cost abortion, contraception and prenatal care is available to low-income women through public programs, and to provide additional contact information for those services.
“Women deserve full and medically accurate information when making major life decisions, especially a decision as personal as abortion. When a woman walks through a door labeled as a clinic, she expects medical services to be provided, not rhetoric designed to dissuade her from choosing that option. It’s shameful that an unlicensed “fake clinic” is able to mislead women, not provide additional information as to where a woman is able to access the medical services she seeks, and delay women’s personal decisions until it’s too late to schedule an abortion. All women deserve the truth and full access to the reproductive health services she seeks, including information about abortion.”