California ProLife was involved in the very significant, successful State Court challenge of AB 775, the so-called “Reproductive Fact Act.” This was a very important victory. This California law would force pro-life counseling centers to first and foremost promote abortion. The law required that before there was any conversation with a young pregnant mother, she must first be informed that free abortions were readily available, and locations for the free abortions were to be made known.
Important Update on US Supreme Court case regarding AB 775, government-forced speech promoting abortion.
The law also mandated that the prolife organization was to post a large sign stating the details of the free abortions.
The Ninth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals had approved of the law. Therefore the successful state court case protecting prolife speech was hugely significant, requiring the USSC to take up the case.
Advocates for Faith and Freedom, on behalf of the Scharpen Foundation and with California ProLife Council.
as declarants, successfully brought suit to overturn the law.
California state law has a very specific and expressed freedom of speech asserted in the state Constitution. Pursuing the case in state court and invoking the state’s constitution was critically important.
This successful state court case was crucial because it required the United States Supreme Court (USSC) to decide the case itself and confront the discrepancies in the lower court decisions. This October they granted cert to hear the merits of the law.
The High Court will make its ruling during this judicial session. California ProLife we will keep you updated!
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