CASECalvary Chapel Pearl Harbor v. Chin

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Summary
Hawaii SB 501 requires pro-life pregnancy care centers to direct women to a state agency that provides abortion referrals and funding. Specifically, the law requires the centers to post large signs or provide notices which advertise that the “state of Hawaii provides free or low-cost access to comprehensive planning services,” including abortion-inducing drugs. The law also forces the centers to include both a website address and phone number for accessing these services. The centers are subject to the law regardless of whether they offer free ultrasounds and other prenatal care to women, making the law even more egregious for the centers that don’t provide medical services.
News Releases

HHS agrees to investigate Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion

Sanctity of Life

HHS agrees to investigate Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion

ADF attorneys filed complaint over violations of federal conscience protections

Apr 30, 2018 Read More

Pro-life centers ask court to halt law that forces them to promote abortion

Sanctity of Life

Pro-life centers ask court to halt law that forces them to promote abortion

ADF attorneys available to media following hearing Friday

Sep 21, 2017 Read More

Illinois, Hawaii put federal funding in jeopardy by forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion

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Illinois, Hawaii put federal funding in jeopardy by forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion

ADF attorneys file complaints with HHS over violations of federal law

Sep 12, 2017 Read More

Hawaii law forces pro-life centers to promote abortion, ADF files suit

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Hawaii law forces pro-life centers to promote abortion, ADF files suit

Lawsuit says compelled speech law should be struck down like similar statutes in other states

Jul 12, 2017 Read More
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/calvary-chapel-pearl-harbor-v.-chin/calvary-chapel-pearl-harbor-v-chin---hhs-letter-responding-to-complaint-and-announcing-investigation-(2018-04-10).pdf?sfvrsn=c0271c81_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/calvary-chapel-pearl-harbor-v.-chin/calvary-chapel-pearl-harbor-v-chin---complaint-filed-with-hhs-on-behalf-of-a-place-for-women-(2017-09-11).pdf?sfvrsn=cfeb7da6_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/calvary-chapel-pearl-harbor-v.-chin/calvary-chapel-pearl-harbor-v-chin---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=da0ef7a6_4
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Administrative Agency
HHS letter responding to complaint and announcing investigation Apr 10 2018
Administrative Agency
Complaint filed with HHS on behalf of A Place for Women (2017-09-11) Sep 11 2017
Trial Court
Complaint Jul 12 2017

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Sarah Kramer: I’m sorry, Illinois and Hawaii, but you shouldn’t be receiving federal funding. Here’s why. (Hawai’i Free Press, 2017-09-12)

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