Pro-aborts contempt for pro-lifers’ 1st Amendment no surprise, but frightening nonetheless

By Dave Andrusko

NARAL’s California state director Amy Everitt

NARAL’s California state director Amy Everitt

For years and years, but especially the past five years, NRL News Today has published story after story the common denominator of which is that the accounts illustrate the pro-choice motto “free speech for me but not for thee.”

The attempt to compel CPCs (also known by other names such as women help centers) to post state-specified signage advertising abortion is the tip of the NARAL -inspired spear. NARAL and its comrades in death are determined to squelch the First Amendment rights of CPCs whom, it is not exaggeration to say, they loathe.

NARAL has lost in almost every setting, but they had tons of money and a suitcase full of supportive lawyers so they can keep passing laws that cost CPCs precious resources to contest.

We’ve reposted several stories from pregnancyhelpnews.com about the latest campaign, this time California’s Assembly Bill 775, the “Reproductive FACT Act,” [1]

What’s different is that proponents are so amped up to make life miserable for CPCs they are even more brutally honest about their real motivations than ordinarily.

In a story that appeared in the Sacramento Bee this week we read

NARAL’s [ state director Amy] Everitt dismisses the notion that it might infringe on the clinics’ constitutional rights.

“They still are able to say everything they want to,” she said. “We can’t regulate free speech. If we could we would, but we can’t.”

Just think about that for a second. And then for a minute. And then ponder it long and hard.

As we’ve discussed multiple times, the pro-abortion movement pretends to be offended by what we say, including what CPCs say–or, in this case, DON’T say. But their real gripe is that our Movement exists.

And since we are not “legitimate” in their eyes, they have no hesitation trampling on First Amendment rights and, in general, making life as difficult as possible, not only for CPCs, but also for such legislative, educational, and public policy organizations as National Right to Life.

As I’ve said more than once in the last week, given the willingness of the media to blame our Movement for the actions of one deranged individual who killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, what would have happened if pro-abortion Democrats control not just the presidency but Congress?

A frightening thought.

[1] According to pregnancyhelpnews.com,

The law will force 150 local pregnancy help non-profits, including the 74 state-licensed free ultrasound facilities, to give each of its clients the following disclaimer, which includes the phone number of a county social services office where a client could obtain an abortion covered by Medi-Cal.

The notice, which the law specifies must either be posted as a public notice in “22-point type,” “distributed to all clients in no less than 14-point font” or distributed digitally “at the time of check-in or arrival,” applies to all of the entities—even those licensed by the state. [It reads]

“California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at [insert the telephone number]. …

Meanwhile, pregnancy help centers that do not offer medical services will be required to post the following signage in two “clear and conspicuous” places—“in the entrance of the facility and at least one additional area where clients wait to receive services,” as well as in “any print and digital advertising materials including Internet Web sites.”