Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra. In this case, anti-abortion counseling centers are challenging a California law, the Reproductive FACT Act, which was passed to counteract the deceptive practices of these centers. The FACT Act is pretty straightforward: it helps provide important information to pregnant women and makes sure they receive accurate information about their full range of options related to pregnancy and family planning.
This case is not about free speech.
Who would want to overturn a law that protects public health and ensures access to reproductive health care? Anti-abortion counseling centers. These centers oppose the requirements of the FACT Act because they use deceptive practices to lure women into their centers and don’t want women to be aware of all of their reproductive health options. Read more