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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A fifth abortion for my daughter

Planned Parenthood opens on Friday to not lose 4th of July business

The following comes from a July 4 email from Helpers of God's Precious Infants San Diego: Dear Pro-life Friends, For the first time in several years, Family Planning Associates was closed on Saturday, because of the July 4th holiday. But not to lose out on any business, they opened for abortions on Friday instead, and we had counselors there to meet the women. It was a … [Read more...]

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NARAL tries to infiltrate crisis pregnancy centers, Lila Rose-style

See any medical emergencies, botched procedures, sexual abuse/sex trafficking coverups... like we do at the abortion clinic?

The following comes from a May 1 LA Times article by Robin Abcarian: You've seen the billboards up and down the state: "Pregnant and scared?" Well, Dania Flores wasn't pregnant but she was a little bit scared the first time she visited a crisis pregnancy center. A recent high school graduate, she was working undercover, posing as a pregnant teen to gather intel on these … [Read more...]

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