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. …Continue reading "Supreme Court recognizes government cannot compel speech that violates one’s deeply held beliefs"
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"
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 Noel Sterett On March 20, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case involving California’s effort to restrict and compel the speech of pro-life pregnancy help centers. Since Mauck & Baker had filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of twenty-three Illinois centers, I made sure to …Continue reading "3 Observations, 2 Predictions in NIFLA v. Becerra"
By Danielle White, J.D. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the long-awaited oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case deciding whether the state can force pro-life pregnancy help centers to make the “choice” between advertising for abortion or else getting regulated into oblivion for refusing to comply with the state’s unconscionable demands. As …Continue reading "4 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Supreme Court Oral Arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra"