Supreme Court to hear case on forcing pro-lifers to promote abortion


This is huge news: The Supreme Court will hear a case on the constitutionality of a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion. Similar laws in Texas, Maryland, and New York have been struck down by courts.

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a critical First Amendment challenge to a California law that forces life-affirming pregnancy centers to promote abortion.

The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) is a group that promotes life-affirming options to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy by supporting more than 1,400 pregnancy resource centers across the country, including more than 100 in California alone.

NIFLA v. Becerra will be an incredibly important case for both free speech and the cause of life. Xavier Becerra is California’s state attorney general.

Under threat of ruinous fines, California’s so-called Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act, requires medically licensed pro-life pregnancy resource centers to instruct women on how to receive free or low-cost access to abortion via the state’s Medi-Cal program.