CASENational Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra

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California’s Reproductive FACT Act, AB 775, forces pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. The law requires licensed medical centers that offer free, pro-life help to pregnant women to post a disclosure saying that California provides free or low-cost abortion and contraception services. The disclosure must also include a phone number for a county office that refers women to Planned Parenthood and other abortionists. The law also forces unlicensed pregnancy centers to add large disclosures about their non-medical status in all advertisements, even if they provide no medical services. Other courts have invalidated or mostly invalidated similar laws in Austin, Texas; Montgomery County, Maryland; Baltimore; and New York City.
News Releases

Broad support against forcing pro-life centers to advertise for abortion

Sanctity of Life

Broad support against forcing pro-life centers to advertise for abortion

Numerous states, members of Congress, organizations concerned about govt-compelled speech file briefs with US Supreme Court

Jan 17, 2018 Read More

Pro-life centers to Supreme Court: Don’t allow govt to force us to advertise for abortion

Sanctity of Life

Pro-life centers to Supreme Court: Don’t allow govt to force us to advertise for abortion

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed their opening brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in a lawsuit challenging a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. 

Jan 08, 2018 Read More

US Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on California law that forces pro-life centers to promote abortion

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US Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on California law that forces pro-life centers to promote abortion

ADF attorneys represent National Institute of Family and Life Advocates

Nov 13, 2017 Read More

ADF asks US Supreme Court to halt California law forcing pro-life centers to promote abortion

Sanctity of Life

ADF asks US Supreme Court to halt California law forcing pro-life centers to promote abortion

ADF attorneys represent National Institute of Family and Life Advocates

Mar 20, 2017 Read More

ADF asks 9th Circuit to preserve freedom for pro-life pregnancy centers

Sanctity of Life

ADF asks 9th Circuit to preserve freedom for pro-life pregnancy centers

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman.

Oct 28, 2016 Read More

9th Circuit upholds California law forcing pro-life centers to promote abortion

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9th Circuit upholds California law forcing pro-life centers to promote abortion

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman.

Oct 14, 2016 Read More

ADF to 9th Circuit: Halt California law forcing pro-life centers to promote abortion

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ADF to 9th Circuit: Halt California law forcing pro-life centers to promote abortion

ADF attorney available to media following hearing Tuesday

Jun 13, 2016 Read More

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

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

Compelled speech law violates free speech rights, should be struck down like unlawful statutes in other states

Oct 13, 2015 Read More
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Court Title Date
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - 144 members of Congress Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - 11 Texas pregnancy care centers Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - 13 women and The Catholic Association Foundation Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - 22 states Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - 23 legal scholars Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Alpha Center, a pregnancy help center registered under the laws of South Dakota Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - C12 Group, CEO Forum, Christian Employers Alliance, and Marketplace Leaders Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Care Net Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund et al. Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - First Resort Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Foundation for Moral Law Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Freedom X and Crisis Pregnancy Clinic of Southern California Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Heartbeat International Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Institute for Justice Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Jews for Religious Liberty Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Justice and Freedom Fund Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - National Association of Evangelicals, Concerned Women for America, The National Legal Foundation, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Samaritan’s Purse Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Operation Outcry, The Justice Foundation, and Priests for Life Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Scharpen Foundation, Advocates for Faith & Freedom, and National Pro-Life Alliance Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Pediatricians, and Christian Medical Association Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - The American Center For Law & Justice, Livingwell Medical Clinic, Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast, and Confidence Pregnancy Center Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops et al. Jan 16 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - 41 family policy organizations Jan 15 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Human Coalition Jan 15 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Mountain Right to Life, Birth Choice of the Desert, and His Nesting Place Jan 15 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Charlotte Lozier Institute, March for Life Education Fund, and National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus Jan 12 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Eleanor McCullen, Expectant Mother Care, and The Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund Jan 12 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - 23 Illinois pregnancy care centers Jan 11 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petitioners - Cato Institute Dec 26 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Opening Brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court Jan 08 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Reply in support of petition for writ of certiorari Jun 05 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Brief for the state respondents in opposition May 24 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petition for writ of certiorari - Care Net Apr 20 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petition for writ of certiorari - Cato Institute Apr 20 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petition for writ of certiorari - Charlotte Lozier Institute Apr 20 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petition for writ of certiorari - Freedom X and Crisis Pregnancy Clinic of Southern California Apr 20 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petition for writ of certiorari - National Association of Evangelicals, Christian Legal Society, et al. Apr 20 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petition for writ of certiorari - United States Justice Foundation, et al. Apr 20 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in support of petition for writ of certiorari - Liberty, Life and Law Foundation Apr 17 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Petition for writ of certiorari Mar 20 2017
Appellate Court
Appellants’ petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc Oct 28 2016
Appellate Court
9th Circuit opinion on preliminary injunction motion Oct 14 2016
Appellate Court
Opening brief on appeal Mar 17 2016
Trial Court
Preliminary injunction denial Feb 09 2016
Trial Court
Reply brief in support of motion for preliminary injunction Nov 20 2015
Trial Court
Motion for and brief in support of preliminary injunction Oct 21 2015
Trial Court
Complaint Oct 13 2015

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