Compelled speech law violates free speech rights,
should be struck down like unlawful statutes in other states
October 13, 2015 – San Diego – NOISECoalition News – Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint Tuesday in federal court against the state of California for passing an unconstitutional law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion.
The state law requires licensed medical centers that offer free, pro-life help to pregnant women to post a disclosure saying that California provides free or low-cost abortion and contraception services. The disclosure must also include a phone number for these services, and it forces unlicensed pregnancy centers to add large disclosures about their non-medical status in all advertisements, even if they provide no medical services. Courts have struck down similar laws in Texas, Maryland, and New York.
Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:
Case Name: National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Harris
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
October 7, 2015 – Lafayette, CA – NOISECoalitionNews – Even before all of the next of kin of those killed or wounded were alerted after Friday’s horrendous college shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, President Obama was addressing a hastily assembled press gaggle. As the DC press corps listened breathlessly, The One – never letting a crisis “go to waste”- darkly suggested that destroying the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was the only appropriate solution to ending gun violence.
In extending his remarks the President actually asked his constituents to further politicize the issue because [paraphrasing] ‘that there should be no limits when it comes to taking action’ against what most professionals believe are really random acts of violence that aren’t preventable by any reasonable legal means, given the tens of thousands of “gun laws” which are already on the books [and which the Feds only occasionally enforce].
Though Mr. Obama was quick to dance on the still warm bodies of the Roseburg victims he studiously avoided even mentioning what was most alarming about the attack, that the killing was actually an execution, with the shooter, who admired ISIS, specifically targeting self-identified Christians.
Thus the incident provides even more proof [as if it were really needed] that Obama’s professed [read feigned] devotion to the preservation of life occurs only within a set of narrowly circumscribed [highly politicized] conditions. Though he loudly claims to be mindful of the inestimable value of human life, in the next breath he provides aid, comfort and federal tax dollars to the tune of $500M in support of the butchers at Planned Parenthood, whose sole function is to brutally end human life while still in the womb.
So over the top is Obama down with PP’s murderous agenda that in 2013, he became first sitting president to address the organization:
President Obama became the first sitting President to address Planned Parenthood this week, speaking to roughly a thousand supporters at the organization’s national conference in Washington, D.C.
From this it becomes obvious that the President’s so-called ethics are entirely situational. While he is entire comfortable with ignoring the law of the land, when it comes to abortion he continues to cheer lead for an organization whose victims are invariably the most defenseless among us, the unborn.