Bill would restrict constitutionally protected speech and stifle citizen groups WASHINGTON – In an extraordinary display of contempt for the First Amendment, House Democrats today voted 234-193 to pass H.R. 1, the so-called “For the People Act of 2019.” The bill was carefully crafted to maximize short-term political benefits for the dominant faction of one …Continue reading "House Democrats Trample First Amendment with vote on H.R. 1"
By Dave Andrusko Earlier today, NRLC issued a blistering critique of the Democrat-controlled House’s 234-193 vote in support of H.R. 1. We are only two months into the new Congress, and H.R. 1 may have already won the “Euphemism-of-the-Year” award for the bill’s title: “For the People Act of 2019.” Of course, the bill has …Continue reading "House Democrats’ astonishing contempt for free speech"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation We as Americans take our rights very seriously. The right to free speech. The right to freedom of religion. The right to peaceable assembly. But there is so much wrong with the so-called “right” to an abortion. To begin with, each abortion ends an innocent, unrepeatable …Continue reading "There is So Much Wrong with This “Right”"
By Katie Franklin Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. In a 5-4 win, the Supreme Court of the …Continue reading "Major Supreme Court Victory"
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 …Continue reading "Federal Judge rejects New York Attorney General’s Ballyhooed Attempt To Silence Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors"
By Clay Waters A few Supreme Court cases just failed to go the left’s way, and now they are trashing the First Amendment they once supposedly revered. New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak gave the reversal his seal of approval in a long lead story for Sunday’s front page: “How Free Speech Was …Continue reading "After Supreme Court Decisions, NYT Lead Story Questions Value of ‘Weaponized’ Free Speech"
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 …Continue reading "UK judge upholds ban on pro-life witness at London abortion center"
By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about the ham-handed campaign waged by the city of Baltimore against the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, the city attorneys were down (pardon the expression) to a Hail Mary pass. They were appealing to the Supreme Court after a three-judge panel had affirmed a 2016 ruling by U.S. …Continue reading "Supreme Court will not hear appeal in another case of infringing upon pregnancy help centers’ first amendment rights"
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 …Continue reading "Supreme Court’s NIFLA v. Becerra’s Boost to Medical Conscience"
By Katie Yoder Two of the three broadcast networks ignored a recent Supreme Court decision on abortion where justices sided with the pro-life movement. Compare that to 2016, when all three covered a Supreme Court decision – but justices sided with abortion supporters instead. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 that California …Continue reading "CBS, NBC Ignore SCOTUS Decision on Abortion and Free Speech"
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. …Continue reading "Supreme Court rejects California law targeting pregnancy resource centers"
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, …Continue reading "Court down to last days to decide law violating pregnancy center’s First Amendment rights"