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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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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