By Susanne Maynes If you’ve served at a pregnancy help center for any length of time, you’re already aware of some of the challenges we face in our work. This mission is not exactly without controversy. The powerful pro-choice shadow looms over us like Goliath loomed over David. Like David, we put our confidence in …Continue reading "One Painful But Wonderful Virtue That Comes With Pro-life Work"
By Katie Franklin A California law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion was brought to a permanent end Friday evening, thanks to an order by a federal district court. With that, the 2015 law, AB 775, which essentially was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in NIFLA v. Becerra in June, is now officially …Continue reading "Federal Court Permanently Ends California Law that Forced Pregnancy Centers to Advertise for Abortion"
By Katie Franklin What do no-good pro-lifers do for pregnant women, aside from knit baby booties, bake cupcakes, and praise the Lord? In a new video released earlier this month, Laura Klassen, founder and director of Choice42—a Canadian grassroots pro-life organization—gives a humorous look at yet more dastardly deeds pro-lifers get up to in their …Continue reading "New Parody Video Showcases Astounding Generosity of Pro-life Community"
By Kirk Walden Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at Pregnancy Help News. …So, while the attention may be on Washington, a subtle trend beyond the media’s scope is quietly telling me something big is happening. What’s interesting is that to figure it out, it takes connecting the dots. As I …Continue reading "The Quiet But Remarkable Trend Among Pregnancy Help Centers"
By Katie Franklin As Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas and Virginia this past week, area pregnancy centers hung tight through the storm to continue serving families in need, even if in a more limited capacity. In anticipation of the storm, the Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield in Chester, Virginia, closed its office Friday and postponed …Continue reading "Why Pregnancy Help Centers Matter in the Aftermath of Florence"
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, …Continue reading "Baltimore to Pay $1.1 Million to Pregnancy Center after Losing First Amendment Case"
By Dave Andrusko Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently wrote a very informative post clarifying a distinction pro-abortionists are determined to blur but which the Supreme Court recognized. The headline read, “It’s Not Informed Consent to Force Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Abortions.” AG Landry is referring to the June 26 Supreme Court case of NIFLA v. …Continue reading "Why forcing pregnancy help centers to advertise abortions is not informed consent"
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 Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared in the current digital edition of National Right to Life News. I trust you are forwarding stories using your social media contacts. As of June 20, the Supreme Court still had not ruled on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. On June 4th the Supreme …Continue reading "Near the end of its term, Supreme Court yet to rule on law abridging Pregnancy Help Centers’ free speech rights"
By Dave Andrusko On Monday when the Supreme Court dismissed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit which allowed an undocumented 17 year girl to abort, it was not only good news (the appeals court’s faulty decision could not be used as a precedent), it also reminded us that there was …Continue reading "High Court yet to rule on law abridging Pregnancy Help Centers’ free speech rights"
By Dave Andrusko The mounting list of amicus (“friend of the court”) briefs filed with the United Stated Supreme Court on behalf of pro-life pregnancy centers has grown to include amici from the Trump administration’s Department of Justice and from 148 members of the House of Representatives and 16 Senators. The High Court is set …Continue reading "Dept. of Justice, Members of Congress weigh in on behalf of pregnancy help centers"
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?"