Cal-State San Marcos sued over refusal to fund pro-life student group

University denied Students for Life’s $500 request to help fund visit by guest speaker while giving $300,000 a year to Gender Equity Center and the LGBTQA Pride Center

In the grand scheme of things, $75 may not seem like that big of a deal. I’m not an accounting major, after all, so my student activities fee didn’t particularly stand out as I was enrolling for classes at Cal State San Marcos. It was only when I realized where my money was going — and not going — that I started to be concerned. Turns out, the lion’s share of the $2.1 million … [Read more...]

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...]

Professor must pay $17,000 for violating pro-life students’ free speech

Fresno State faculty member’s actions flagrantly violated First Amendment A Fresno State University professor will pay $17,000 and undergo First Amendment training by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys as part of a legal settlement after he instructed students from his class to join him in defacing and erasing a pro-life student group’s sidewalk chalk messages. On Friday, a federal court issued an order, … [Read more...]

Cal State San Marcos sued over refusal to fund pro-life student group

University gives $300,000 to Gender Equity and LGBTQA centers, $0 to Students for Life Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against California State University–San Marcos officials on behalf of a pro-life student organization and its campus president, Nathan Apodaca, who are prevented from bringing pro-life speakers to campus under the university’s discriminatory funding policies. The … [Read more...]

Cal State Dominguez Hills does about-face on pro-life group

Students for Life club will be allowed to partake in a social justice fair after all

A pro-life group at Cal State Dominguez Hills will be allowed to partake in a social justice fair after all, a decision that comes in the wake of media and legal attention on the matter, club members told The College Fix on Monday. Citing a “miscommunication,” student fair organizers at the public university informed the Students for Life club that they could be in the fair … [Read more...]

Sting videos now a crime in California

Planned Parenthood-sponsored bill signed by Gov. Brown, will likely be challenged by free-speech activists

The following comes from a September 30 story by Courthouse News Service: In a move that could potentially see lawsuits against journalists for reporting on undercover footage, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday approved a Planned Parenthood-sponsored bill that enhances penalties for secretly recording health care providers. Although it's already illegal to record … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood’s gag law passes Assembly

Bill inspired by baby-parts for sale videos

The following comes from an August 11 Courthouse News Service article by Nick Cahill: SACRAMENTO (CN) — Controversy surrounding secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue sales has morphed into a California proposal that would punish media companies for reporting on certain undercover videos. But media groups say the bill, which is … [Read more...]

USC to tighten free speech policies after controversy

Pro-life banners hung around campus made some people unhappy

The following comes from a June 4 College Fix article by Alexandra Zimmern: After images of fetuses growing in the womb caused an uproar at the University of Southern California, campus officials plan to tighten policies regulating what banners may be hung on light posts along Trousdale Parkway, a main walkway that cuts through the center of campus. What’s more, USC … [Read more...]

UC Santa Barbara professor incites violence against peaceful student demonstrators

The following comes from a Mar. 6 story on Christian Newswire. On March 3, a UC Santa Barbara professor attacked a young pro-life activist, stole and destroyed her sign, and encouraged a group of students to violence, inciting an angry mob. Thrin and Joan Short, experienced Survivors activists, led the peaceful pro-life outreach event with 11 friends, most of whom were … [Read more...]

Abortion exceptionalism to be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

The following release came in a Sept. 16 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation. As pro-life sidewalk counselors have experienced for years, there is often one set of rules for free speech at abortion clinics that bears little resemblance to the rules that apply everywhere else. These rules have been springing up all over the country and have unfortunately been upheld by … [Read more...]