The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General Counsel Michael Farris
regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision
Tuesday against government-compelled speech in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra
“No one should be forced by the government to express a message that violates their convictions, especially on deeply divisive subjects such as abortion. In this case, the government used its power to force pro-life pregnancy centers to provide free advertising for abortion. The Supreme Court said that the government can’t do that, and that it must respect pro-life beliefs. Tolerance and respect for good-faith differences of opinion are essential in a diverse society like ours. They enable us to peacefully coexist with one another. If we want to have freedom for ourselves, we have to extend it to others.”ADF will host a media briefing featuring ADF Senior Vice President of U.S. Legal Division Kristen Waggoner, NIFLA President Thomas Glessner, and NIFLA Vice President of Legal Affairs Anne O’Connor at 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. PDT) Tuesday. Interested media may participate online or by calling (425) 440-5100 using guest PIN 356719#.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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