Tag Archives: free speech

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to California Law Violating Key Free Speech, Religious Freedom Rights

By Jay Hobbs In 2015, the state of California passed a law forcing privately funded pro-life pregnancy centers to promote taxpayer-funded abortions, threatening crippling fines for noncompliance. As of Monday morning, that edict is under review by

Supreme Court agrees to hear pro-life challenge to compelled pro-abortion speech

By Dave Andrusko In late October, we wrote there was a growing sense that the Supreme Court would weigh in one of the most significant free-speech (or in this compelled speech) cases of our time. That was

Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on California law that forces pro-life centers to promote abortion

Editor’s note. The following comes from ADF, the Alliance Defending Freedom. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to weigh in on a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for

BREAKING: Judge Halts California Law Forcing Pro-Lifers to Advertise Abortions

By Jay Hobbs In a major victory for free speech, Riverside County Superior Court Justice Gloria C. Trask ruled late Monday that California must not force pro-life pregnancy medical clinics to post signage promoting state-covered abortions to

California Pregnancy Centers Still Waiting on Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Onerous 2015 Law

By Jay Hobbs Though they were hoping the U.S. Supreme Court would act this week to take up their challenge to a 2015 California state law that forces locally funded pro-life medical clinics to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions,

Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Call on Judiciary to Uphold Free Speech Rights

By Jay Hobbs Arguing before a federal court Friday in Honolulu, attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) called on the judiciary to hold off enforcement of a 2017 Hawaii state law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to

Pro-abortion politicians seek to ban pro-life activities in Toronto

By Lianne Laurence TORONTO, August 28, 2017 — A group of Toronto politicians is out to ban images of abortion victims from public display and distribution. NDP Member of Provincial Parliament Peter Tabuns sent a letter Thursday

HUGE Free-Speech Win in Illinois, Where State is Trying to Force Pro-Lifers to Refer for Abortions

By Jay Hobbs In July a federal judge in Illinois handed down a major victory for religious conscience and free speech protection, granting a statewide preliminary injunction against a 2016 law change that would force pro-life medical

California Judge Rips State’s Pro-Abortion Compelled Speech Law, Allows Lawsuit to Move Forward

After over 18 months of waiting, The Scharpen Foundation—which runs a licensed mobile medical clinic in Riverside County—will finally get its day in court July 21.

By Jay Hobbs It’s been over a year and a half since clinic administrator Scott Scharpen filed a lawsuit challenging California’s so-called Reproductive FACT Act (also known as AB775), which is the state’s attempt to force pro-life

California Pro-Life Centers Waiting on Supreme Court to Take Up First Amendment Challenge

By Jay Hobbs Will California’s 200 pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics be forced by the state to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions on their own dime? The answer will have to wait until at least Sept. 25, after

Hawaii’s Lower House to Vote on Anti Free-Speech Bill in spite of State AG’s Concerns

Hawaii joins growing list of states cracking down on pregnancy centers' free speech.

By Jay Hobbs Determined on forcing pro-life Hawaiians to speak a pro-abortion message, lawmakers in the Aloha State are ignoring advice from their own attorney general’s office, which contends the Hawaiian Senate is already trampling on its

These 4 States are Trying to Strip Pro-Lifers of Free Speech. Here’s the Latest

By Jay Hobbs Does the state have the proper authority to force a doctor, organization, church or individual citizen to promote, refer for espouse the so-called “benefits” of murder? What if not everybody agrees that the taking