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"
By Elissa Graves, Alliance Defending Freedom From the moment a woman finds out that she is going to be a mother, she is bombarded with the opinions of others. The list is nearly endless. There are opinions on whether babies should sleep with mom, whether mothers should work, and whether parents should let their babies cry …Continue reading "Expecting Mothers Have Enough to Worry about Without Government Forcing Its Agenda on Them"
By Lianne Laurence TORONTO, August 28, 2017 — A group of Toronto politicians is out to ban images of abortion victims from public display and distribution. NDP Member of Provincial Parliament Peter Tabuns sent a letter Thursday to Attorney General Yasir Navqi asking the Ontario Liberal government for a court order forbidding the display of …Continue reading "Pro-abortion politicians seek to ban pro-life activities in Toronto"
By Jay Hobbs In July a federal judge in Illinois handed down a major victory for religious conscience and free speech protection, granting a statewide preliminary injunction against a 2016 law change that would force pro-life medical providers to refer patients to abortion businesses upon request. Though the law has not yet been enforced despite …Continue reading "HUGE Free-Speech Win in Illinois, Where State is Trying to Force Pro-Lifers to Refer for Abortions"
By Jay Hobbs It’s been over a year and a half since clinic administrator Scott Scharpen filed a lawsuit challenging California’s so-called Reproductive FACT Act (also known as AB775), which is the state’s attempt to force pro-life medical clinics to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions. After over 18 months of waiting, The Scharpen Foundation—which runs a licensed …Continue reading "California Judge Rips State’s Pro-Abortion Compelled Speech Law, Allows Lawsuit to Move Forward"
By Jay Hobbs Will California’s 200 pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics be forced by the state to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions on their own dime? The answer will have to wait until at least Sept. 25, after the U.S. Supreme Court held off on taking a statewide challenge in Thursday’s round of petition reviews. Leaders …Continue reading "California Pro-Life Centers Waiting on Supreme Court to Take Up First Amendment Challenge"
By Jay Hobbs Does the state have the proper authority to force a doctor, organization, church or individual citizen to promote, refer for espouse the so-called “benefits” of murder? What if not everybody agrees that the taking of a preborn human life is murder? Should that lack of consensus open the door for the state …Continue reading "These 4 States are Trying to Strip Pro-Lifers of Free Speech. Here’s the Latest"
By Béatrice Fedor Belows is a video I made in French about the extension of the “délit d’entrave IVG” law. This new law is an extension of a 1993 law that forbids anyone to try to keep a woman from entering an abortion facility, talk to her, carry a sign, pass her a pamphlet, make …Continue reading "French law sanctions pro-lifers who practice free speech online"
By Jay Hobbs As if they weren’t singled out enough already by legislation that would force them to promote state taxpayer-funded abortions, leaders at the five pro-life pregnancy help centers in Hawaii are starting to realize just how stacked the deck is against them. Given the opportunity to submit testimony prior to the state senate’s …Continue reading "CENSORED: Hawaiian Lawmakers Keep Pro-Lifers from Defending Free Speech"
By Dave Andrusko It had all the signs of a done-deal last December–and it got done today. By a show of hands, French lawmakers passed a law this morning (in the loaded description of Politico.eu ] “sanctioning websites that aim to dissuade women from terminating a pregnancy by using ‘misleading claims’ on abortion.” A fine …Continue reading "France makes it official: fines and prison sentences for pro-lifers who practice free speech online"