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California Sues Anti-Abortion Groups Over False Claims About Abortion Pill

California Sues Anti-Abortion Groups Over False Claims About Abortion Pill

The state of California is suing two anti-abortion organizations for making false claims. The two organizations were telling patients about getting the abortion pill, mifepristone, and its reverse effects. 

However, the results of which the organizations were talking about were not supported by any evidence.

The complaint was filed in the Alameda County Superior Court of California. It came from the Attorney General of California, Mr. Rob Bonta, who is a Democrat. 

The complaint names Heartbeat International and RealOptions Obria. The false claims made by them violate a state law against fraudulent business practices.

According to the plaintiff, Mr. Bonta, someone who is “struggling to make a decision to get an abortion deserves support and trustworthy guidance,” “not lies and misinformation.” 

The lawsuit is seeking a court order to block the defendants from false advertising about the abortion pill reversal. Although the block will not stop the practice in itself, it will be a preventive measure.

One organization (HBI) said that they had not received the lawsuit. However, they hold that women taking abortion pills deserve the right to try and save their pregnancies. 

RealOptions has not commented on the matter yet. It has five crisis pregnancy centers in California and provides a reversal for abortion pills. These centers help pregnant women by preventing them from having abortions, they say.

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