Pro-Life Clinics Must Inform
Last Friday Gov. Jerry Brown, democrat California, signed a law mandating that all licensed pregnancy centers in the state “disseminate to clients” information promoting state programs with “free or low-cost access” to abortion and contraceptive services.
On top of that the new law has no exception for pro-life and faith-based crisis pregnancy centers.
Reported in the Sacramento Bee the law AB 775, flies in the face of what some licensed pregnancy centers were attempting to do when they wanted to inform perspective mothers of their options. The pro-abortion people fought that tooth and nail.
Typical hypocrisy by the pro-abortion groups, could we have expected anything less.
Religiously affiliated clinics filed suit on Saturday in Federal court asking for an injunction preventing it from taking effect Jan. 1.
The suit claims:
“At a minimum AB 775 unconstitutionally compels (the clinics) to speak messages that they have not chosen, with which they do not agree, and that distract, and detract from, the messages they have chosen to speak”. This they believe is in violation of their free speech rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. The suit claims, “Disseminating the mandated state message, which is inconsistent with plaintiffs’ religious convictions, burdens these clinics’ free exercise of religion, secured under the First Amendment.”
Democrat California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a sponsor of the new law expressed her pride in co-sponsoring the act, stating the bill:
“Ensures that all women have equal access to comprehensive reproductive health care services, and that they have the facts they need to make informed decisions about their health and their lives.”
Then why don’t they all women to have equal access to information regarding all healthcare options when pregnant?
Under the terms of the new law, licensed reproductive health clinics must notify patients that California has programs to help them access affordable family planning, abortion services and prenatal care.
According to the new law health centers that fail to obey the new law are subject to a $500 civil penalty for a first offense and a $1,000 penalty for each subsequent offense.
Does this not sound like bullying? I thought the left was against people being bullied, I guess only when it suits their political agenda.
Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) in a statement following the bill’s passage in the State Assembly said the following:
"Does the government have a right to tell a newspaper what to write, a preacher what to preach, a private school what to teach? Of course not, so why is it okay for the government to force pro-life pregnancy centers against their will to advertise and promote government abortion services?”
If they pro-abortion people now have this right, all I am asking for is that the pro-life people have the right through the state to inform women of their options. Does that sound fair to you?
When will the everyday democrats state standing up for life or at least equal access to all information?
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