Calif. Assembly Passes Bill Forcing Pregnancy Centers to Give Clients Abortion Information

The California State Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that would require licensed pregnancy centers to post a message providing contact information for low-cost contraception and abortion.

The Reproductive FACT Act, which passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly by a vote of 49-26 right along party lines, would require all pregnancy centers that are licensed as clinics to post the following notice:

“California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at [insert the telephone number].”

The stated purpose of the bill is “to ensure that California residents make their personal reproductive health care decisions knowing their rights and the health care services available to them.”