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On October 14, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a California statute that forces pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) to recommend abortions. The ruling allowed the state to enforce this unjust law.
This case is the latest in a decades-long battle between pro-life pregnancy-resource centers — which offer pro-life support and options to mothers in crisis pregnancies — and the taxpayer-funded abortion industry. Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) have long fought to prevent PRCs from informing women of the risks of abortion and the value of the child they carry.
Nowhere is this battle clearer than in California. The “Reproductive FACT Act” aims to turn pro-life pregnancy centers into abortion-referral agencies by requiring the pro-life centers to give patients information on how they can obtain state-funded abortions. Non-compliance will result in fines and sanctions that will guarantee the closure of pro-life agencies.
This law clearly violates both the protections of free speech and the exercise of religious liberty contained in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. For the government to compel faith-based ministries to give voice to a message with which they disagree and that their religious convictions oppose constitutes tyranny in its highest form.
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