Baltimore to Pay $1.1 Million to Pregnancy Center after Losing First Amendment Case

By Katie Franklin Ever since the Supreme Court struck down an anti-pregnancy center law this summer in NIFLA v. Becerra, cities and states across the country have been grappling with what to do with their own blatantly unconstitutional measures. Now, it’s Baltimore’s turn, as months after the historic ruling and years after repeated court losses, …

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Baltimore agrees to pay $1.1 million to pregnancy help center targeted by city ordinance

By Dave Andrusko One of the very rarely talked about after-effects of pro-life organizations going to court to protect their rights is that even when they win, they typically still have accrued a mountain of legal bills. That is why a vote Wednesday by the Baltimore Board of Estimates “to pay $1.1 million to cover …

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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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Baltimore Appeals Court Victory the Latest in Spate of Related Pro-Life Wins

By Jay Hobbs In a ruling seven years in the making, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the city of Baltimore to “lay down the arms of compelled speech” it had taken up against pro-life pregnancy centers, once and for all, last Friday. The decision upholds a series of previous rulings in favor of Greater …

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Unanimous 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals strikes down Baltimore law targeting pregnancy care centers

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This decision came down late Friday afternoon. We will have complete coverage of this huge pro-life victory on Monday. After seven years of litigation, covered extensively by NRL News Today, an unanimous federal court today affirmed a 2016 ruling by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis that a Baltimore ordinance …

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Baltimore Pregnancy Center to Save Babies Right Next Door to Busy Planned Parenthood

By Jay Hobbs It’s a strategic goal of most pro-life pregnancy centers to locate as closely as they can to an abortion provider, giving a woman considering abortion one last chance to make a choice for life. So, when a sidewalk counselor praying in front of a large Planned Parenthood in downtown Baltimore noticed a …

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4th Circuit returns dispute over attack on CPCs to U.S. District Court

By Dave Andrusko Even though the ruling came down last week, I just found out about it late this afternoon, so full coverage will have to await digesting the legal opinion from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Last Wednesday the full 4th Circuit ruled that the city of Baltimore should have a second …

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