Denise Harle of Alliance Defending Freedom, Brianne Gorod of Constitutional Accountability Center, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, and Kimberly Robinson of Bloomberg Law (moderator)WHAT:
“California, Coerced Speech, and the Court: A Panel Discussion on NIFLA v. Becerra
Friday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDTWHERE:
Newseum, Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington (Please RSVP
and use the Freedom Forum entrance on 6th St. NW) or watch via live streamADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra
, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether California’s Reproductive FACT Act may coerce pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for the abortion industry despite free speech protections under the First Amendment. Specifically, the California law requires licensed medical centers that offer free, life-affirming support to pregnant women to advise women on how to obtain a state-sponsored abortion. Pregnancy centers must also include a phone number for a county office that refers women to Planned Parenthood and other abortionists. Additionally, the law forces non-medical pregnancy centers to add large disclosures in multiple languages about their non-medical status in all advertisements, including billboards and newspaper ads, which obscure and crowd out their pro-life speech.NIFLA v. Becerra
is set to be argued before the Supreme Court on March 20. Join legal experts for a panel discussion on the merits and implications of this case. Bloomberg Law’s Supreme Court Reporter Kimberly Robinson will moderate the discussion.
The event will be live-streamed
. Admission is free. Breakfast will be provided. RSVP here
Questions? Contact ADF Media Strategist Rebecca Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org
.Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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