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In The Grand Scheme: Six Sinister Tactics Employed By Anti-Abortion Centers

This report explores the decades-long rise of anti-abortion centers (AACs) as a concerning example of how anti-abortion actors’ work is coordinated and interconnected, sharing tactics to support the proliferation of AACs nationwide. 

What We Do

Equity Forward believes that all people should have equitable access to reproductive health care.

Equity Forward runs research-driven campaigns to hold anti-reproductive health forces accountable.

As a watchdog project, Equity Forward seeks to ensure transparency and accountability among anti-reproductive health groups and individuals who are actively working to deny people access to services.

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Who We Are

Equity Forward is a team of researchers, lawyers and communications professionals that uses research to counteract the damaging work of anti-reproductive health forces.

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Latest News

Reproductive health advocates see a ‘major problem’ with anti-abortion centers post-Roe// Pennsylvania Capital-Star

December 7, 2022 News Article

Ashley Underwood, director of Equity Forward, a reproductive rights watchdog organization, said the clinics are a “major problem” across the...

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Families Need Legitimate Support, Not Anti-Abortion Propaganda

October 4, 2022 Blog Post

Anti-abortion centers (AACs), sometimes referred to as crisis pregnancy centers, do not provide efficient or effective support. They solely exist to deter and delay people from...

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The crisis pregnancy center next door: How taxpayer money intended for poor families is funding a growing anti-abortion movement// CNN

October 25, 2022 News Article

“Public dollars should go to promoting public health,” said Ashley Underwood, the director of Equity Forward, an abortion rights advocacy group. Crisis pregnancy centers, she said, “solely exist...

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