[Supreme Court Blog] Argument Analysis: Justices Skeptical of CA Law

[National Review] Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Should Not Have to Advertise Abortion
March 20, 2018
[Fox News] Supreme Court to hear anti-abortion and free speech case: A breakdown of NIFLA v. Becerra
March 20, 2018

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. After roughly an hour of oral argument, the law appeared to be in some jeopardy, not only among the court’s more conservative justices but also perhaps at least with Justice Elena Kagan, one of the more liberal justices.