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Religious clinics challenge California law mandating abortion messaging




WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 28: Anti-abortion activists hold a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the U.S. Capitol on July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 28: Anti-abortion activists hold a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood in front of the U.S. Capitol on July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Crisis pregnancy centers are growing in number across the country, and here in California.

They offer pregnancy services from an anti-abortion perspective and are privately funded.

Starting next year, a new state law requires these clinics to tell their patients that the state offers free or low-cost abortions and birth control.

The pregnancy centers say that's a fundamental violation of their free speech rights. A center in Redding, and another in Marysville have filed for an injunction against the law. Should such centers be forced to send patients toward information the centers see as harmful?

​Guest:

Brad DacusPresident, Pacific Justice Institute, a non-profit legal defense organization that defends parental rights and religious freedom; PJI filed suit in this case

Lawrence Rosenthal, Professor of Law, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University; former federal prosecutor