By Dave Andrusko As we were wrapping up Tuesday’s edition of National Right to Life News Today, I ran across a story in the San Francisco Chronicle explaining that U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of Oakland had upheld the “Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance.” Since I just found a copy of Judge Armstrong’s …Continue reading "Judge upholds SF ordinance’s blatant attack on local women-helping centers"
By Dave Andrusko Another favorable decision in the ongoing battle to combating the pro-abortion assault on pro-life pregnancy help centers. In a 15-page ruling U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel has held that an Austin, Texas, ordinance targeting these women-helping centers was “unconstitutionally vague and violates Plaintiffs’ Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of due process.” NRL News Today …Continue reading "Pro-life women helping centers win in challenge to Austin, Texas ordinance"
By Dave Andrusko At the end of January we had a huge response to my post on the movie, “Gimme Shelter” (“Gimme Shelter and the art of battling giants”). As you recall, the unpretentious but inspiring story of this fiercely independent pregnant teen is based on the real-life experiences of girls who came to …Continue reading "“Joseph’s House for Women” a home for pregnant women on Syracuse’s North Side that represents “All things bright and beautiful”"
By Dave Andrusko As our last post of the day on Monday, NRL News Today briefly talked about a very important decision rendered by U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasenow. We had just learned that last Friday Judge Chasenow struck down a blatant abridgement of free speech rights, an ordinance adopted by the Montgomery County …Continue reading "A federal judge magnificently debunks NARAL’s justification for attacking women-helping centers"
By Dave Andrusko Pregnancy Care Centers (also known as Women Helping Centers and Crisis Pregnancy Centers) are the stone in the shoe of the Abortion Movement. An alternative to the death-peddlers they not only give women a genuine option, they function as a standing rebuke to the Planned Parenthoods of this world. Which is why, …Continue reading "The pro-abortionist’s fear of and loathing for Pregnancy Care Centers"
By Dave Andrusko “Pregnancy centers, while not new, now number about 2,500, compared with about 1,800 abortion providers.” — Pam Belluck, Friday’s New York Times. Okay, it only took 40 years or so, but the New York Times actually ran a story dated last Friday that sympathetically examined pro-life Pregnancy Centers, also known as Crisis …Continue reading "Even the New York Times has a good word to say (finally) about Pregnancy Centers"
By Dave Andrusko On Monday we wrote about an important decision—important on many grounds—rendered by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The panel overturned ordinances passed by the Montgomery County Council and the Baltimore City Council in 2009-10 attacking the free speech rights of pregnancy centers. These assaults are led …Continue reading "A more in-depth look at an important win by women helping centers"
By Dave Andrusko The American Independent is a pro-abortion online publication which employs Sofia Resnick to cover “reproductive rights/equality issues.” Judging by her backlog of stories—including one yesterday—the target most in Resnick’s investigative cross-hairs are crisis pregnancy centers. Since CPCs/Women Helping Centers are on the frontlines, the Abortion Industry sees them as competitors and will …Continue reading "The War Against CPCs"
By Dave Andrusko A day before a law targeting crisis pregnancy centers in New York City was to go into effect U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III issued a preliminary injunction, blasting the City Council for passing a law he called “offensive to free speech principles.” The 22-page decision (available at www.nysd.uscourts.gov/cases/show.php?db=special&id=116), came Wednesday …Continue reading "Federal Judge Issues Injunction Against NY City Law Targeting CPCs"
By Dave Andrusko Attorneys for women-helping centers in New York City appeared in federal court Wednesday to ask for a preliminary injunction against an ordinance schedule to go into effect July 14 that they assert is a blatant infringement of their free speech rights. When Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the law, he famously said, “I …Continue reading "Women-Helping Centers in Court to Battle New York City Ordinance"
By Dave Andrusko There are now two pro-life legal defense teams suing the City of New York for Bill 371-A, signed into law last week by pro-abortion Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Alliance Defense Fund, representing two centers and a maternity home, has filed suit charging that the law “threatens non-medical, pro-life pregnancy care centers with …Continue reading "Two Court Challenges to New York City’s Anti-CPC Law"