February 17, 2017

Suit challenges Illinois law forcing pro-abortion speech

Pregnancy Resource Center
Illinois passed a law that requires the staff of pro-life centers to tell their clients that abortion is an alternative to saving their babies. In addition, the law stipulates that the staff must provide information about the abortion-provider with the cheapest price.

Conversely, abortion clinics are not required to refer abortion-minded women to pro-life centers to keep their babies or to consider adoption.

Practically speaking, the requirements force the pregnancy centers to act in a manner that is contrary to the pro-life mission and, in essence, to act as a referral. As a result, Thomas More Society attorney Thomas Olp has filed suit on behalf of 18 pro-life centers.

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