New York crisis pregnancy center officials have denounced the effort to require the city’s pregnancy counseling programs to post signs telling women that they do not provide abortions, condoms or referrals to either.

They say the City Council’s legislation, sponsored by Council Member Jessica Lappin (D-Manhattan) and unveiled Tuesday, is a political attack trying to silence their centers.

“Why are we being singled out?” asked Chris Slattery, president of Expectant Mother Care (EMC), one of the largest networks of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in New York City.

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