Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to promote information about government-subsidized abortions. The pregnancy centers are also required to post phone numbers for government offices that refer women to Planned Parenthood and other abortionists.
The case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra will examine the constitutionality of California’s 2015 “Reproductive FACT Act.”
Statement from Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action:
“Pro-life pregnancy centers are nonprofits on a mission to help women find alternatives to abortion. Forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion and provide free advertising for abortion facilities is morally reprehensible and a naked abuse of government power. Compelling pro-abortion speech from pro-lifers is also unconstitutional.
“NARAL and Planned Parenthood worked closely with California politicians to pass this law, yet just two years prior, they pushed for and celebrated when California repealed its law requiring abortion facilities to disclose alternatives to abortion to their clients. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.
“If anyone needed proof of the abortion industry’s true agenda, they have it in this case: Don’t talk about adoption, don’t talk about prenatal care, but convince women to have abortions and pass laws to force pro-life pregnancy centers to do the same.
“This isn’t just a California issue. The abortion lobby has tried pushing similar laws in other states, and federal courts have struck them down. I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will see this absurd law for the blatant violation of free speech that it is and end this attack on pro-life pregnancy centers — and preborn children — once and for all.”