“Wisconsin Right to Life applauds the Supreme Court’s ruling today in NIFLA v. Becerra, ensuring that the free speech rights of pregnancy resource centers are protected,” stated Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.
A California law passed in 2015 forced pregnancy resource centers to share pro-abortion information and make referrals for abortions, even though such actions violate the basic mission of these mother-helping centers. Two pregnancy resource centers, along with the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) challenged the law since it violated their free speech rights. Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of NIFLA, recognizing that pregnancy resource centers’ right to free speech was violated by California’s law.
“California’s attempt to bully pregnancy resource centers into advertising and referring for abortion was a clear attack on their right to free speech,” continued Weininger. “We are glad the Supreme Court recognized the unconstitutionality of California’s law, sending a clear message that the government cannot compel speech.”