NIFLA in the News

August 2, 2018

Supreme Court sides with pro-life pregnancy centers in victory for free speech

USA TODAY Published NIFLA President Thomas Glessner on June 26, 2018 No one would require Alcoholics Anonymous to promote liquor stores. Pro-life clinics deserve the same respect. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) The Supreme Court of the U.S. has issued a monumental decision preserving the fundamental constitutional liberty of free speech for all Americans. The decision in NIFLA v. Becerra is a stark rebuke to the state of California’s attempt to restrict free speech rights. The Court’s decision protects […]
March 23, 2018
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.
March 20, 2018
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?
March 20, 2018
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 […]
March 20, 2018
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.