At issue is a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy clinics to post signs telling visitors that they can obtain free or low-cost abortions and related services by contacting the county health department. Similar laws were struck down by federal courts of appeals in New York and Virginia, but the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found nothing wrong with the mandate.
Brad Dacus, president of PJI, commented, “This is an important day for the future of free speech in America. If the government can force conscientious Americans to advertise for the government and say things that contradict their deeply-held beliefs, our liberties are lost. We are very hopeful the Supreme Court will take up this case and restore free speech in this crucial area of national debate.”