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2012 Austin Ordinance 126-045 Mandating Transparency from Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Health
This ordinance requires unlicensed pregnancy service centers or crisis pregnancy centers to prominently display a sign that states: if the center provides medical services; if the center provides medical services under the direction and supervision of a licensed health professional; and if the center is licensed by a state or federal regulatory body to provide medical services. The ordinance includes penalties including fines for violating the law. The ordinance was originally passed in 2010, but was amended in 2012 based on a lawsuit. The original ordinance required the centers to display a sign that stated whether or not they provide abortion and birth control services.

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