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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another Win for Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Another Defeat for Those Trying to Get Rid of Them

Praise God!!!!!!!! This is the 3rd attempt to shut down Crisis pregnancy Centers & the 3rd time the courts have said the attempt is an attack of free speech rights. I suspect the ruling will be appealed & that this will eventually end up in the Supreme Court. This law, like the others was alledgedly passed to ensure women get the truth. But it really was an attempt to keep women from having a true choice by being truly informed rather than only getting the pro-abort side.

NARAL et al, wanted to use government regulations to shut down these places because they do tell the truth & then women can make a real choice, overwhelmingly for life. Then the abortion mills lose out in 2 ways, the money & killing another baby. Also, these same pro-aborts who are up in arms about regulating crisis pregnancy centers oppose even the slightest attempts to ensure basic medical regulations that apply to any medical clinic don't apply to them.

As I said, the battle isn't over yet. There will be more attempts elsewhere. But with each loss in court it will be harder (but not impossible) to convince elected officials to vote for something that will only result in court costs to defend with the assurance of losing in the end as well.

Breaking: District judge halts New York City pro-life pregnancy center gag law

NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 ( - A federal district court judge on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a New York City gag law against local pro-life pregnancy centers, which would have gone into effect tomorrow.
In an opinion issued this morning, U.S. District Court judge William Pauley upheld the arguments of the lawyers representing the pro-life centers on all counts, agreeing that the ordinance would likely cause irreparable harm to the centers’ First Amendment rights and that plaintiffs would probably succeed in their legal challenge.
Int. No. 371 would have forced pregnancy centers to prominently state whether they provide abortions at their premises and on their advertising, a mandate hailed by NARAL Pro-Choice New York as a sign of the city council’s “commitment to choice” after it passed in March.
Chris Slattery of Expectant Mother Care/EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers called today’s ruling “a complete vindication of our arguments made against this law” since it was first announced in October.
Slattery thanked ACLJ and ADF lawyers for their “outstanding legal defense work for the New York City life centers, that will positively affect the entire country.”
“This is a major overturning of a substantial majority of our city’s government leaders and ... there is justice in a liberal city like New York when we appeal to our constitutional principles,” Slattery told Wednesday afternoon. “We are optimistic it will be upheld.”
The pro-life leader said that the city, whose leaders had voted 39-9 to enact the ordinance, may seek an emergency appeal to the injunction.
Alliance Defense Fund lawyer Matt Bowman, who represented the pregnancy centers, said that those who argue the ordinance is as legally acceptable as informed consent laws for abortion clinics are misguided.
“It’s really simple: The government can license the practice of medicine, it cannot license free speech,” Bowman told “Pro-life pregnancy centers are offering free hope and help to pregnant women and their children; they are not selling a medical procedure which, without consent, would amount to physical assault.”



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