Some abortion-rights supporters in Massachusetts are targeting anti-abortion pregnancy centers — often called “crisis pregnancy centers” — which advertise free services and counseling for women with unplanned pregnancies. But critics say the centers use deceptive tactics and need to be reined in when it comes to how they market themselves.

Legislation aimed at doing that is currently under consideration at the State House, and some municipalities have already taken steps of their own. But others are holding off, often due to the concern over possible legal challenges. Adam Reilly is joined by Diane O'Toole, the executive director of the Boston Center for Pregnancy Services, and Carrie Baker, the chair of Smith College's Study of Women and Gender program, to talk about what these centers do and the increasing pushback they're facing.

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