Rep. Maloney on SCOTUS Decision in Favor of Fake Women’s Health Centers
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), author of H.R. 2566, the Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Healthcare Services Act, released the following statement today after the Supreme Court released its 5-4 decision on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, No. 16-1140.
“I am deeply disturbed that the Supreme Court decided today that fake women’s health centers should be allowed to keep lying to women about their reproductive healthcare. These fake clinics, which are just fronts for the anti-choice movement, deceptively lure women looking for honest medical care into their facilities. These clinics do not provide the comprehensive healthcare services that they claim to, but rather have the goal of dissuading women from having abortions. Often there are no medical professionals on the premises.
“I will continue to fight for my Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Healthcare Services Act because it is not acceptable to lie to women and rob them of their right to truthful information about the reproductive healthcare to which they are entitled. The last thing pregnant women should have to worry about is being intimidated, lied to or preyed upon when they are seeking care. We would not tolerate this in any other area of healthcare, and healthcare for women should be no different.”