Abortion Is Legal and Protected in New York

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. This ended the national right to abortion. Abortion rights will now be decided by each state.

Abortion services are still available to all patients seeking care throughout New York State.

Some crisis pregnancy centers try to prevent people from accessing abortions or even provide misinformation about abortion. They may offer low-cost resources, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds or baby clothes, but they do not provide abortions, contraception or any other medical care. Since they are not licensed health care providers, these facilities are not required by law to keep your personal information private.

New York City law requires these facilities to post a sign in English and Spanish that states they do not have a medical provider on site and do not provide abortion care. 

You can file a complaint about a pregnancy services center in New York City that does not:

  • Post the disclosure sign required by law
  • Publicize the required disclosure in all advertisements, including print, TV, radio, online, and social media, and in verbal discussions with clients

What Happens Next

To receive follow up on your request, you must provide your address. The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) will mail you a complaint form, which you must complete and return. If you also provide an email address with your Service Request, you will receive the form by email instead. Be sure to check your spam folder in addition to your inbox.

DCWP will consider your complaint a tip if you do not provide your address.

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