Excerpted From The Daily Caller: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a law requiring pro-life pregnancy groups to promote abortion.
A three-judge panel upheld a state law which requires crisis pregnancy centers, some of which are religiously-affiliated and exist expressly to steer women away from abortion, to provide their patients information about abortion services available elsewhere. The bill was supported by California Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro Choice America.
A number of pro-life pregnancy centers challenged the law, claiming the law forces them to promote a state-sponsored messages and infringes on their religious beliefs.
“It’s bad enough if the government tells you what you can’t say, but a law that tells you what you must say—under threat of severe punishment—is even more unjust and dangerous,” said Matt Bowman, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, the public interest law group representing the pro-life groups. “In this case, political allies of abortionists are seeking to punish pro-life pregnancy centers, which offer real hope and help to women.” Keep reading