The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday morning to protect the free speech of pro-life pregnancy resource center workers in California.
The 5-4 decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra strikes a California law requiring pregnancy centers to display information about state-funded, low-cost, or free abortion providers and contraception—a message that conflicts with their pro-life mission and beliefs.
Huntington Beach Church supports Horizon Pregnancy Clinic and celebrates this Supreme Court decision.
NIFLA is a network of 1,400 pro-life pregnancy resource centers across the country. According to the NIFLA website, around 150 of these affiliates are located in California and would have been impacted by this law.
“The right of free speech protected in the First Amendment not only includes the right to speak, but also the right to not be compelled by government to speak a message with which one disagrees and which violates one’s conscience,” said Thomas Glessner, NIFLA president and founder after the decision was handed down.
“The court correctly found that the California law clearly offends this principle. We are very pleased with the court’s decision and for what it means for the many pro-life centers that serve and empower women in California and throughout the country.”
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