Editor’s note: Pro-life pregnancy centers in California are urging the Supreme Court to overturn a state law forcing them to notify patients where they can obtain abortions.
LifeSiteNews gratefully reprints the following report on this development from Pregnancy Help News.
January 13, 2017 (PregnancyHelpNews) — A court decision upholding California’s so-called “Reproductive FACT Act” could be on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, after Pacific Justice Institute filed a request for the court to review the 2015 state law.
First reported by One News Now, Pacific Justice Institute filed its motion Jan. 5, challenging a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that kept intact a state law requiring pro-life pregnancy help medical clinics in California to post signage notifying their patients where and how they can receive state taxpayer-funded abortions.
The law would apply to as many as 75 life-affirming pregnancy help medical clinics, and would also force at least another 75 pregnancy centers in the state that do not provide free ultrasound services to post signage declaring they are not medical facilities.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has a reputation as the most-reversed appellate court by the Supreme Court, and given past cases where similar disclosure laws targeting pregnancy centers have been thrown out—as well as the likely makeup of the Supreme Court in the incoming presidential administration—the “Reproductive FACT Act” looks likely to be the 9th Circuit’s next casualty.
Passed on strictly party-line votes in both houses of the California…
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