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Backers of crisis pregnancy centers try to intimidate opponents

Multimillion-dollar organizations have filed five separate lawsuits to try to stop the Reproductive FACT Act, a law designed to provide women with critical information when they are making time-sensitive decisions about pregnancy.

The Reproductive FACT Act is straightforward, reasonable and popular. It passed by nearly 2-to-1 majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A poll showed that 80 percent of Californians – including a majority of Republicans and Catholics – support the law. It’s been hailed around the country as the first successful attempt to mitigate the damage done by crisis pregnancy centers that masquerade as comprehensive reproductive health clinics but manipulate women to reject abortion care.

After losing in four different courts to temporarily block the law while litigation continues, several crisis pregnancy centers have made it no secret that they intend to disobey the law.