Pregnancy Center Case 'Critical' for Pro-Life Groups
The American Center for Law and Justice is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether crisis pregnancy centers must be held to a higher disclaimer standard than abortion clinics.
The New York city law in question states that any crisis pregnancy center advertisement or any conversation with a woman in person must include three lengthy disclaimers in English and Spanish. The same requirement is not applied to abortion centers.
"This is a critically important case that focuses on the constitutionally protected rights of pro-life advocates," Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. Jay Sekulow said.
"To permit a law to remain in place that imposes burdensome requirements on crisis pregnancy centers is not only unacceptable but unconstitutional as well. We're hopeful the high court will take the case and put an end to the efforts to silence pro-life pregnancy centers," Sekulow said.
The ACLJ represents two non-profit groups that have sued the city over the law. Currently, the groups must follow the strict disclaimer requirements or pay thousands of dollars in penalties.