Fake clinics use dishonesty and deception
to pull women into their doors and prevent them from choosing to have an abortion. They are often intentionally located near full-service medical clinics that do offer abortion services
in order to confuse patients. This practice is called “co-location” — placing clinics next door, across the street, or even in the same building as an abortion clinic. They will often take it one step further by having a name that is intentionally similar to the real clinic’s name.
They attract patients by offering free services (like pregnancy tests and sonograms) and financial support through pregnancy. They then commonly use medically inaccurate information about abortion, as a scare tactic.