NIFLA v. Becerra Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, a case concerning California’s abortion disclosure law and free speech.
I didn’t realize I was looking for a sign. I stood in disbelief, staring down at a positive pregnancy test. Within moments, the emotions came flooding in. Terror. Shame. Despair. I was 19, with my whole life ahead of me. This was not part of the plan. I kept thinking of my family and friends. What if they all abandoned me? How would I support a baby?
US SUPREME COURT – You’d assume the last place that should have to advertise abortions would be those pro-life health centers created specifically to help pregnant women not abort their babies. However, pro-choice legislators in California passed a law in 2015 demanding those centers post those advertisements in their facilities and online. That was enough of an attack on the First Amendment free speech right to get the US Supreme Court Tuesday to hear whether that law […]
In November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case on whether a California law passed in 2015, which requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion services, is a violation of free speech. Since oral arguments officially began on Tuesday, March 20, here’s what you need to know about National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra.
The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a highly anticipated case that combines two often controversial topics: the First Amendment and abortion. The question before the justices today was whether a California law that directs “crisis pregnancy centers” to provide their patients with specific kinds of information – including, for some, the availability of low-cost or free abortions – violates the First Amendment’s free speech clause. […]