Calif. Law Requires Pro-Life Centers to Inform Clients of Abortion Services

Some pro-life crisis pregnancy centers will be required to point women to facilities that provide abortions under a new law signed by Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown.

Under the law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, licensed centers that provide medical services must inform clients that there are state-run programs that provide abortions as well as contraceptive and prenatal services, reports.
According to the law, all licensed clinics, including crisis pregnancy centers which counsel against abortion, must either post a notice or give one to patients.

The notice reads: “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].”