Have you ever noticed one of those billboards that says:
"Pregnant and Scared? Know Your Options!"?
What you saw during your drive was an advertisement for an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center (CPC).
You may also hear CPCs referred to as anti-abortion centers (AACs), pregnancy resource centers (PRCs), pregnancy care centers, or even fake clinics.
Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are anti-abortion organizations that exist to dissuade pregnant people from seeking abortion care to terminate their pregnancy. Most are religiously-affiliated nonprofit organizations that do not have medical licenses. Yet, CPCs provide a host of pseudo-medical services to lure pregnant people who may be considering abortion and spread harmful medical misinformation about abortion, sexuality, contraception, and adoption. The articles linked below provide a comprehensive background on the history and current state of CPCs.