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The Point: California vs. Free Speech


John Stonestreet

A very important Supreme Court case was heard on Tuesday.

Should pregnancy care centers be forced to advertise abortions? California says yes. The Supreme Court may say otherwise.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra.

The case involves the California law requiring pregnancy care centers to tell its clients where they can receive other family planning services—including abortions.

The fact that other federal courts have struck down similar laws didn’t stop the uber-liberal Ninth Circuit from upholding it.

The good news is the Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical. Justice Kennedy called the statute an “undue burden” on free speech.

While Becerra is primarily a free speech case, losing it would be disastrous. Not only would pregnancy centers be impaired, it would grant hostile government the ability to target religiously-based dissent.

I liked what we heard in the Supreme Court Tuesday. But we must keep praying.

For more on this case, come to


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