Lupe Ramos Watson, chief executive officer of Birth Choice of the Desert, said the pregnancy center has been operating for 27 years and, if it wasn't for Liberty Counsel, "We would have had to shut down."
Please see below for my important update on this vital case – Mat.
A federal district court in California has issued a permanent injunction that prohibits the state from enforcing the California Reproductive FACT Act, a law forcing pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion.
Liberty Counsel's case, Mountain Right to Life v. Becerra, was sent back from the U.S. Supreme Court to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which sent it back to the district court, after the High Court ruled in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra that crisis pregnancy centers cannot be forced to promote abortions. Liberty Counsel represents three pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in Southern California.
The three pro-life crisis pregnancy centers are faith-based and offer women pregnancy resources, counseling, advice and alternatives to abortion. The California Reproductive FACT Act directly opposed their mission and forced them to endorse the government language promoting the abortion message on their front door, in their waiting room, online and in every advertisement for the crisis pregnancy center.
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This law is so outrageous that it never should have passed the California legislature, never should have been signed by the California governor, and never should have been defended by the California attorney general. But it was, and this is precisely why Liberty Counsel is here!
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P.S. This is a victory for children, mothers, and families. Pro-life pregnancy centers will no longer be compelled to speak a message that goes against their mission to save the lives of babies and women. The law violated freedom of speech. The First Amendment protects the right to speak and the right not to speak. Faith-based pro-life pregnancy centers cannot be forced to promote human genocide or close their doors. We celebrate this important victory that helps keep the doors open to Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Thank you, as always, for your support!