Supreme Court sides with anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers in case challenging California law

Source: Washington Examiner | June 26, 2018 | Melissa Quinn

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers Tuesday, saying a California law that requires anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide patients with notices disclosing information about state-provided abortion and family-planning services is unconstitutional.

The court split 5-4 along ideological lines in the case, which sat at the intersection of free speech and abortion. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the opinion, and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Anthony Kennedy.

Tuesday’s ruling from the Supreme Court could impact similar laws enacted in other states, including Hawaii and Illinois.

With the court’s decision, a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was reversed.

The key question in the case was whether the Reproductive FACT Act, signed by California’s Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015, violated the free speech rights of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.

Under the California law, licensed medical facilities are required to provide clients with a two-sentence notice stating, “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 [phone number].”

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    Wonderful!

     slhancock1948 #24302

    We are slowly making progress, but keep in mind that should Trump, or another Republican lose in 2020 the left will reverse everything and with great speed. We must stay diligent and continue to pray for God’s mercy, to boot. we need to keep exposing the left and making them squirm. Remind everybody that the laws they are accusing Trump are from the Obama administration and Trump is enforcing them because they ARE the law. This should be brought home for them to face. While I was never a Trump supporter, I have to admit that he has done a lot of things he said he’d do. That is worth remembering. And to keep him from negotiating with the dems it is up to us to make sure our republican reps and senators keep their word to the people.

    Pray for righteousness to be restored and for the peace of Jerusalem

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