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Supreme Court decision ignores the danger of fake women’s health centers

Today, the Supreme Court ruled against commonsense regulations in California that make sure women have the information they need and deserve when they are looking for reproductive health care services.

In response, Board Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health Dr. Willie Parker issued the following statement: 

“I am disappointed in today’s Supreme Court decision that does not recognize the threat that fake women’s health centers pose to patients. As doctors, we know it’s important for pregnant women to have all of the information and resources they need. No one should use deceptive or manipulative tactics to prevent someone from learning about abortion or contraception, and no one should delay women from getting care. I hope that we can continue to shed a light on the problem of fake women’s health centers and the impact they have on patients across the country.” 

Board Chair Willie J. Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, is a reproductive justice advocate who travels as an abortion provider in Alabama and Georgia. He also was recently honored by the United Nations Office of Human Rights as one of 12 Women’s Human Rights Defenders on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women. He is also a recipient of Planned Parenthood’s 2015 Margaret Sanger Award.

Dr. Parker joined the Physicians for Reproductive Health board in November 2007 and is the current Chair.