Nevada Dept. Of Health Asks Citizens To Report ‘Deceptive’ Pregnancy Centers

This month, Nevada’s Dept. of Health and Human Services launched a website calling pregnancy centers “deceptive” and asking citizens to report them to the state for punishment.

The webpage appears under the state’s Division of Public and Behavioral Health section labeled “Abortion Information for Nevadans.”

Officials carefully walk citizens through the process for reporting the pregnancy centers on the website.

“The State of Nevada is dedicated to ensuring people receive evidence-based medical care by clinicians and organizations with appropriate licensing,” the department staff wrote. “When you use the complaint form linked above, select ‘Other’ for facility type and type in ‘crisis pregnancy center’ to tell our staff the nature of your report.”

“Please include the center’s address, if known,” the staff added. “[Claims] may be made anonymously.”

Gov. Steve Sisolak (D-NV) created the website in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson to overturn the Court’s former decision to guarantee abortion as a constitutional right.

Sisolak made that clear while announcing plans for the website.

“As Governor, I am committed to ensuring Nevadans have access to reproductive health care without fear or shame,” Sisolak said. “We will not abandon the right to an abortion, and we will protect those in need of care. This website is one more step forward in this work.”

The website refers to the services offered by pregnancy centers as “predatory” and operating under “deceptive practices.”

“[Pregnancy centers] do not provide comprehensive, accurate, or evidence-based clinical information,” the website reads. “Instead, the primary goal of CPCs is to dissuade people seeking abortions from obtaining the procedure.”

Liberal media outlets have voiced outrage over pregnancy centers, saying they waste taxpayer money and provide medical misinformation to patients.

Thirteen states reportedly spend more than a half billion dollars to fund the pregnancy centers. There are currently more pregnancy centers in the United States than abortion clinics.

Critics of Nevada’s new website say it is not appropriate for the governor to rely on citizens to push his political agenda regarding abortion rights.