House Democrats’ astonishing contempt for free speech

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today, NRLC issued a blistering critique of the Democrat-controlled House’s 234-193 vote in support of H.R. 1. We are only two months into the new Congress, and H.R. 1 may have already won the “Euphemism-of-the-Year” award for the bill’s title: “For the People Act of 2019.” Of course, the bill has …

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Wheaton College Smears Black Prolife Speaker for Talk on Race and Abortion

By Ryan Scott Bomberger For Christ and His Kingdom. That’s the motto featured prominently throughout Wheaton College. But what happens when it’s not about Christ or His Kingdom? I found that out recently after being invited by Wheaton College Republicans to speak on something I’m deeply familiar with—abortion and race. As someone conceived in rape …

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There is So Much Wrong with This “Right”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation We as Americans take our rights very seriously. The right to free speech. The right to freedom of religion. The right to peaceable assembly. But there is so much wrong with the so-called “right” to an abortion. To begin with, each abortion ends an innocent, unrepeatable …

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Manitoba “Bubble Zones” constitutionally vulnerable and unnecessary

By We Need a Law Bill 200, a private member’s bill in Manitoba, seeks to establish “bubble zones” around abortion clinics. This would prohibit pro-life speech in some public spaces. This has been a trend of late, with Ontario and Alberta recently passing similar laws. The purported justification for bubble zone laws is to prohibit …

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Federal Judge rejects New York Attorney General’s Ballyhooed Attempt To Silence Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that it has won a significant legal battle on behalf of Christian pro-life sidewalk counselors sued in a New York federal district court by the New York Attorney General’s Office (“OAG”). In …

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UK judge upholds ban on pro-life witness at London abortion center

By Dorothy Cummings McLean LONDON, July 2, 2018 — An English High Court judge has upheld a ban on pro-lifers’ freedom of speech outside a London abortion business even while acknowledging that it violates their “human rights.” Today a judge dismissed Alina Dulgheriu’s challenge to a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) created by Ealing Council …

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Supreme Court recognizes government cannot compel speech that violates one’s deeply held beliefs

By Chelsy Gomez The Supreme Court recently issued its ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra holding that pro-life pregnancy centers are likely to succeed in their challenge to a California law that forced them to advertise and refer for abortion. The Court held that the centers were entitled to a preliminary injunction halting the law’s enforcement. …

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Supreme Court’s NIFLA v. Becerra’s Boost to Medical Conscience

By Wesley J. Smith Justice Thomas can be counted upon to write erudite and narrowly crafted, to-the-point decisions. Such was the case in NIFLA v. Becerra, the ruling upholding the free-speech rights of crisis-pregnancy centers against attack by the State of California. I can’t add much to Ed Whelan’s excellent analysis. But one Supreme Court …

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Supreme Court rejects California law targeting pregnancy resource centers

Court rules in NIFLA v. Becerra that the law “imposes a government-scripted, speaker-based disclosure requirement” WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in NIFLA v. Becerra, a 5-4 ruling written by Justice Clarence Thomas. …

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Court down to last days to decide law violating pregnancy center’s First Amendment rights

By Dave Andrusko Quick and important reminder. NRLC’s annual convention begins in three days, running June 28-30. You can still pay the “early” registration fee if you register by noon on Tuesday. After that, online registration will close but you will still be able to register as a walk in, any day of the convention, …

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The many ways pro-abortionists attempt to mangle pro-life free speech

By Dave Andrusko In light of the violent attack Tuesday at YouTube’s Silicon Valley headquarters, because (we’re told) the shooter “was upset with YouTube’s practices and policies,” the actions the same day by “pro-choice activists” in San Francisco, while peaceful, are disturbing beyond their blatant attempts to chill pro-life speech. The bicycle-riding demonstrators in San …

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City of Baltimore asks Supreme Court to review decision striking down its law targeting pregnancy help centers

By Dave Andrusko I suppose any port in a storm. Attorneys for the city of Baltimore have asked the Supreme Court to review a unanimous decision handed down in January by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which simply crushed the city’s ham-handed attack on the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, a pregnancy …

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