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Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor v. Suzuki

Last Updated: 4/18/2022

Overview

Summary

Hawaii SB 501 requires pro-life pregnancy care centers to direct women to a state agency that provides abortion referrals and funding. Specifically, the law requires the centers to post large signs or provide notices which advertise that the “state of Hawaii provides free or low-cost access to comprehensive planning services,” including abortion-inducing drugs. The law also forces the centers to include both a website address and phone number for accessing these services. The centers are subject to the law regardless of whether they offer free ultrasounds and other prenatal care to women, making the law even more egregious for the centers that don’t provide medical services.

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Legal Documents

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Biographies

Kevin Theriot

Senior Counsel

Kevin Theriot serves as senior counsel and vice president of the Center for Life with Alliance Defending Freedom


Additional Resources

 

Sarah Kramer: I’m sorry, Illinois and Hawaii, but you shouldn’t be receiving federal funding. Here’s why. (Hawai’i Free Press, 2017-09-12)

 
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