Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra. This case originated in California where AB 775 was specifically designed to curtail pro-life clinics’ effectiveness by requiring them to promote abortion services. Concerned Women for America was at the Supreme Court today rallying in support of NIFLA and, in a broader sense, rallying for each of our individual right to freedom of speech.
Janae Stracke, National Field Director of Concerned Women for America, issued the following statement:
“Freedom of speech includes not only the right to speak without government silencing you but also the freedom not to be forced to speak what you don’t want to say. No one should be forced to violate their conscience in order to make the government’s job easier.
“CWA of California has fought against this law since its infancy. We have followed it all the way to the Supreme Court and will not stop fighting for the rights given to us in the Constitution.
“If you do not support free speech for everyone, you do not support free speech at all. This case should be decided 9-0. It is that clear. The Supreme Court has had a history of protecting free speech, and we hope to see the same in NIFLA v. Becerra.”
For an interview with Janae Stracke contact Annabelle Rutledge at [email protected] or 916-792-3973.