Pro-life pregnancy centers served 2 million people, saved communities $161M in 2017

Data from 2,600 pregnancy centers was used

Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), released the findings of a robust survey of approximately 2,600 pregnancy centers (affiliated with national networks and/or smaller parent organizations) in the United States to calculate their extraordinary social service contributions. The 2018 report, A Half Century of Hope, a Legacy of … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court sides with crisis pregnancy centers

In 5-4 decision, justices rule that California can't force pro-life pregnancy counseling centers to promote abortion

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that pregnancy centers established to persuade women to continue their pregnancies do not have to tell their clients about the availability of state-offered services, including abortion. The court’s conservatives said a California law likely violates the First Amendment. It required what are called crisis pregnancy centers — they promise prenatal … [Read more...]

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Broad support against forcing pro-life centers to advertise for abortion

Twenty-two states, 144 members of Congress, and numerous organizations have filed friend-of-the-court briefs with U.S. Supreme Court in challenge to California law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry

Twenty-two states, 144 members of Congress, and numerous organizations concerned about government-compelled speech have filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The lawsuit is challenging a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to provide free advertising for the abortion … [Read more...]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear California forced-speech case

Justices agree to decide whether law compelling crisis pregnancy centers to post notices referring patients for abortions violates First Amendment

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear an anti-abortion group’s free-speech challenge to a California law that requires “crisis pregnancy centers” to notify patients that the state offers subsidies for contraception and abortion. The challengers say the disclosure law violates the 1st Amendment because it forces the faith-based pregnancy centers to send a message that … [Read more...]

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Pregnancy centers targeted

Oakland and LA crack down on nonprofit pregnancy help centers

The following comes from a July 28 Pregnancy Help News article by Jay Hobbs: Safe to say, it’s been a strange month of July for two of the most crime-ridden places in the state of California. While one city, Oakland—home of the highest crime rate in the state—was busy establishing a new law to crack down on nonprofit pregnancy help centers, another city known for … [Read more...]

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L.A. city attorney goes after pregnancy counseling centers

Mike Feuer: “We’re not going to wait”

  The following comes from a May 23 story in the LA Times. The Los Angeles city attorney's office announced Monday that it is aggressively enforcing a new state law requiring pregnancy clinics to inform clients of their reproductive rights. City Atty. Mike Feuer said his office is working in coordination with the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and … [Read more...]

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Torrance Pregnancy center marks 40 years of service

Pregnancy Help Center began in 1971 as a telephone helpline for pregnant women

The following comes from an April 21 Angelus article by Kevin Theriault: It began in 1971 as a telephone helpline for pregnant women. Word spread and many callers began seeking face-to-face contact for help. With enough support from women willing to help counsel, eventually they decided to take the next step. The Pregnancy Help Center opened the doors of their facility on … [Read more...]

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Six of eight LA pregnancy centers are not complying with new ‘abortion notice’ law

Kamala Harris' office says it's committed to ensuring the abortion law is upheld

The following comes from an April 19 KPCC article by Rebecca Plevin: Six out of eight Los Angeles-area pregnancy centers visited by KPCC are not complying with a new state law requiring them to notify their clients that the state offers access to low-cost and free abortions. KPCC also found that authorities are not aggressively enforcing the law, which took effect Jan. 1. … [Read more...]

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NARAL is spying on crisis pregnancy centers

Some in California are resisting a new law requiring abortion referrals

The following comes from a March 15 Sacramento Bee article by Sammy Caiola: Two Sacramento pregnancy service centers that oppose abortion are not complying with a state law requiring they put up signs informing patients about California’s abortion services, according to an investigation carried out by a San Francisco-based abortion rights advocacy group. Sacramento Life … [Read more...]

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Ninth Circuit won’t block abortion notice law in California

Pregnancy centers will face fines if they don't alert patients to abortion availability

The following comes from a December 1 Courthouse News Service release by Nicholas Iovino: SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to block a new California law that requires pregnancy care centers to notify patients about state-funded contraception and abortion services. Three faith-based pregnancy care centers sued the state in October, claiming the … [Read more...]

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