November 7, 2023

Pro-Abortion Attorneys General Publish Open Letter Attacking PRCs

California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D)
Led by California Attorney General Rob Bonta, a group of 16 pro-abortion state attorneys general published an open letter claiming that pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) are deceptive and harmful to women.

Bonta was joined by the attorneys general from Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

Bonta wrote in the eight-page letter that PRCs harm women by “[delaying] pregnant people from accessing critical reproductive healthcare—by dissuading pregnant people from seeking abortion care and by frequently holding themselves out as full spectrum healthcare providers when most of them are anything but.”

The attorneys general went on to express frustration that pregnancy resource centers don't refer women to abortion clinics and offer abortion pill reversal treatment. Bonta's office has gone as far as to file a lawsuit against Heartbeat International for offering abortion pill reversal services.

They also supported Yelp in its ongoing legal battle against Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. The online review platform put disclaimers on listings for PRCs suggesting that they did not staff licensed medical professionals, regardless of whether the PRC had a medical professional on staff.

Kelsey Pritchard, director of State Public Affairs for Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, told Fox News, "Pregnancy centers exist to help women in need by providing free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, medical exams, counseling, parenting classes, financial classes; items such as food, diapers, and clothing; and financial assistance for housing and utilities."

"The twisted attempts to hinder pregnancy resource centers’ ability to serve women prove that Democrats are not pro-choice, they are pro-abortion,” Pritchard continued. “Today’s Democrats view success as more abortions and with the help of Yelp and Big Tech, they are concealing the options that exist for women.”