In 2010, NARAL Pro-Choice California released a report detailing the deceptive practices of fake clinics entitled “Unmasking Fake Clinics: the Truth about Crisis Pregnancy Centers in California.” In 2011, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance prohibiting fake clinics from making misleading statements or posting deceptive advertisements about their services. First Resort Inc., a local fake clinic, sued the City for civil rights violations, and a federal court upheld the law in 2015.

SF Gate covered the 2015 federal court decision to uphold the ordinance.