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SCOTUS to hear challenge to CA law that requires pregnancy centers to post abortion information




People take photographs outside the U.S. Supreme Court, October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.
People take photographs outside the U.S. Supreme Court, October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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(AP) The Supreme Court is stepping into a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.

The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from centers that complained that a new state law forces them to provide information about abortion and other services.

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We reached out to the office of Attorney General Xavier Becerra, but he was unavailable for comment. To read his defense of California’s Reproductive FACT Act, visit here.

Guests:

Brad Dacus, president and founder of Pacific Justice Institute, a legal defense organization specializing in religious issues headquartered in Sacramento, California

Amy Everitt, state director for NARAL Pro-Choice California, the advocacy group that sponsored the original Reproductive FACT Act (AB 775) signed into law in 2015, which requires California pregnancy centers to provide information regarding low-cost and free abortion services