More pro-lifers go to court over CA law

Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundAnother lawsuit has been filed in California to prevent its state government from violating the free-speech rights of pro-lifers. 

Alliance Defending Freedom is the second law group to file suit on behalf of crisis pregnancy centers after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that requires the centers to promote abortion.

OneNewsNow reported this week that Pacific Justice Institute immediately filed suit on behalf of two crisis pregnancy centers.

Bowman, Matt (ADF)AB 775, known as the Reproductive FACT ACT, requires all licensed pregnancy centers to post the following notice:

“California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at [insert the telephone number].”

"A government that can ban you from saying something is dangerous," says ADF attorney Matt Bowman. "But a government that can force you to recite its message that violates your beliefs, that's terrifying."

The pro-life clinics, often referred to as "crisis pregnancy centers," counsel girls and women who have an unplanned pregnancy, with the stated goal of saving the life of the unborn child while comforting the girl or woman. 

Depending on the clinic, services range from pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to adoption services. Most services are usually free. 

Alliance Defending Freedom has filed suit in San Diego alleging the law violates pro-lifers' First Amendment rights. 

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