Why Ebony Harris is Hoping Justices Give Free Speech Life in NIFLA v. Becerra

By Jay Hobbs In the bustle of Tuesday’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, it would be easy to miss Ebony Harris’ story. At the end of the day, however, it’s women just like Harris who have the most to gain or lose, …

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Justices seem skeptical of California law impinging on free speech rights of pregnancy help centers

By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a much-anticipated free speech case in which pro-life pregnancy help centers say the state of California (as one attorney put it) is attempting to conscript them into “acting as a ventriloquist’s dummy for a government …

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Supreme Court to hear Oral Argument Tuesday on Abortion, Free Speech

By Jay Hobbs Editor’s note. The following is an excellent primer on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case tomorrow. A case both sides of the abortion divide agree is the Court’s most significant of 2018, NIFLA v. Becerra challenges a 2015 …

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Supreme Court should uphold free speech of pro-life pregnancy centers

By Elissa Graves, Alliance Defending Freedom Editor’s note. This first appeared in the Sacramento Bee.  The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case concerning a California law that compels pro-life pregnancy centers to engage in speech about abortion. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, recently wrote a column urging the …

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3 Ways You Can Support Religious, Free Speech Rights Today

By Danielle White, JD Losing its grip on the larger culture—and hurting in the profit column—the failing abortion industry is decades into a concerted effort to silence its pro-life competition, as well as anyone who would refuse to join it in propping up abortion. For three years, California pregnancy centers have been waiting for the …

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A chance Thursday to listen to Webcast discussion of an important Supreme Court case that threatens pro-life free speech rights

By Dave Andrusko For decades National Right to Life has warned about attacks on the free speech rights of individual pro-lifers and, of late, pro-life pregnancy help centers, in particular. Over the last five years we have detailed one ham-handed attack after another, all of which have failed to meet constitutional muster either partially or …

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New England City Sides with Abortion Industry in Free Speech Crackdown

By Jay Hobbs In a decision handed down Monday night, the city council for Hartford, Conn., authorized a new regulation that will force the city’s only pro-life pregnancy center to post signage meant to turn women away from its life-saving services. Threatening Hartford Women’s Center with a $100 fine per day for noncompliance, the ordinance …

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Why Does the New York Times Choose Abortion Over Free Speech?

By Jay Hobbs In an op-ed published Thursday at the New York Times, Yale Law professor and Planned Parenthood donor Linda Greenhouse unleashed a borderline illiterate vindication of California’s attempt to force pro-lifers into parroting a state-approved message in favor of abortion. Greenhouse won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for her coverage of the Supreme …

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Free Speech for Pregnancy Centers?

The Supremes Will Decide By John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris Another critical free speech case has made its way to the Supreme Court. I’ll explain why it matters—especially to pro-life advocates. On November 13th, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could potentially affect the work of crisis pregnancy centers across the …

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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 the Supreme Court. Announcing it will hear pro-lifers’ challenge to the so-called “Reproductive FACT Act,” the Court’s announcement …

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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 confirmed this morning when the Los Angeles Times’ David Savage wrote, “The justices are to hear arguments in …

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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 the abortion industry. In March, ADF attorneys representing a pro-life pregnancy care center network and two independent centers …

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