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The Supreme Court had agreed on Monday to hear the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, challenging a Californian law which requires pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to notify all visitors of the closest place to get free abortions.
The institute argues the “Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency” (FACT) Act unconstitutionally violates their freedom of both speech and religion by coercing it to refer patients to abortion services.
The institute’s attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), said in a news conference that free speech is violated “whether it’s censored or coerced.” ADF President and General Counsel Michael Farris explained, “The government should never be permitted to coerce speech it favors over speech it does not favor.” It is clear that, “this law has a direct partisan, one-sided effect.”
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