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 …Continue reading "Supreme Court should uphold free speech of pro-life pregnancy centers"
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 …Continue reading "3 Ways You Can Support Religious, Free Speech Rights Today"
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 …Continue reading "A chance Thursday to listen to Webcast discussion of an important Supreme Court case that threatens pro-life free speech rights"
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 …Continue reading "New England City Sides with Abortion Industry in Free Speech Crackdown"
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 …Continue reading "Why Does the New York Times Choose Abortion Over Free Speech?"
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 …Continue reading "Free Speech for Pregnancy Centers?"
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 …Continue reading "Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to California Law Violating Key Free Speech, Religious Freedom Rights"
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 …Continue reading "Supreme Court agrees to hear pro-life challenge to compelled pro-abortion speech"
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 …Continue reading "Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on California law that forces pro-life centers to promote abortion"
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 their clients. A permanent injunction that applies to over 200 privately funded pregnancy centers in the state that …Continue reading "BREAKING: Judge Halts California Law Forcing Pro-Lifers to Advertise Abortions"
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, pro-life advocates remain optimistic after the High Court rescheduled its consideration for later this fall. In an email …Continue reading "California Pregnancy Centers Still Waiting on Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Onerous 2015 Law"
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 advertise taxpayer-funded abortions to clients. The law, which applies to five locally run and funded pregnancy centers—including one …Continue reading "Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Call on Judiciary to Uphold Free Speech Rights"