The Supreme Court has decided in favor of crisis pregnancy centers in NILFA v. Becerra by a tight vote of 5-4. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the opinion, explaining that the California law forcing pro-life centers to advertise taxpayer-funded abortion violates the First Amendment.
The California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act required licensed pregnancy centers to notify women that California provides free or low-cost services, including abortions. That mandate, Thomas wrote, "likely violates the First Amendment" and "unduly burdens protected speech."
Pro-life groups and activists are celebrating that pregnancy centers will no longer have to "advertise" for the abortion lobby.