January 10, 2018

Pro-abortion ordinance loses to First Amendment

Bill of Rights
It's a court ruling that upset abortion supporters but an attorney says the First Amendment won the day.

Last week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a City of Baltimore ordinance that required pro-life pregnancy crisis centers to notify clients that they do not provide abortion services.

The ruling found that the ordinance violates the First Amendment's free speech clause, stating that the required disclaimer "portrays abortion as one among a menu of morally equivalent choices."

Although that might be the city's view on abortion, the court ruling further stated, "it is not the center's [view]."

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