Fake Clinics Don’t Just Receive State Funding in Texas. They Get Very Little Oversight

By Teddy Wilson

Nearly a dozen state-funded fake clinics in Texas have not received required annual inspections since September 2016, as inspections of these fake clinics revealed dozens of discrepancies, including violations of basic safety protocols, according to documents reviewed by Rewire.News.

Republicans in the Texas legislature have created burdensome regulations for abortion clinics, while lawmakers have funneled millions of taxpayer dollars to so-called crisis pregnancy centers, fake clinics that deploy anti-choice propaganda.

Alexa Garcia-Ditta, communications director at NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, told Rewire.News that the documents revealed predictable results from a program with no measurable goals or oversight.

“It is shameful that Texas continues to pour millions of taxpayer dollars into fake women’s health centers that operate with no accountability or oversight,” Garcia-Ditta said. “In shutting down licensed abortion clinics and instead legitimizing crisis pregnancy centers, Texas officials have made it clear that they do not truly care about the health and safety of pregnant Texans.”

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