Please pray for this important case on free speech! Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. EST, the Supreme Court will review the California Reproductive FACT Act, which compels pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to post notices in their physical clinics, printed material, and online regarding the availability of abortions. Concerned Women for America submitted an amicus brief to the Court in support of the crisis pregnancy centers, and we will also have a presence inside and outside the courtroom in Washington, D.C., tomorrow. Be sure to check out ConcernedWomen.org for the latest.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot stated, “Forcing anyone to provide free advertising for the abortion industry is unthinkable — especially when it’s the government doing the forcing. This is even more true when it comes to pregnancy care centers, which exist specifically to care for women who want to have their babies. The state should protect freedom of speech and freedom from coerced speech. Information about abortion is just about everywhere, so the government doesn’t need to punish pro-life centers for declining to advertise for the very act they can’t promote.”
This is not a religious liberty case, but the implications for religious liberty are daunting. The government in this case is not only forcing clinics and their workers to say something they don’t want to say, it is forcing people of faith to be involved in something that infringes upon their conscience. And it is completely unnecessary.
Please pray for this important case. Pray specifically for Michael Farris and his team, who will be arguing the case, and pray for the justices. Argument inside the Court will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST tomorrow and last for one hour.
“Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.” — Psalm 60:12