(National Sentinel) Unconstitutional: Why Left-wing Democrats have chosen the murder of unborn children as their party’s favorite litmus test is a mystery, but a federal judge — and the U.S. Supreme Court — are having none of it.
On Friday, a federal judge in San Diego permanently barred enforcement of the state’s Reproductive FACT Act, which required pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to essentially promote abortion as an ‘option.’
The Friday ruling follows a June decision by SCOTUS in which a majority of justices found the FACT Act is a violation of the First Amendment because it requires a certain kind of speech.
“The government has no business forcing anyone to express a message that violates their convictions, especially on deeply divisive subjects such as abortion,” said the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Michael Farris, who represented a coalition of pro-life groups challenging the law.
“California disregarded that truth when it passed its law forcing pro-life centers to advertise for the abortion industry. The district court’s order puts a permanent end to that law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June, which rightly found that ‘the people lose when the government is the one deciding which ideas should prevail.’”
“The outcome of this case affirms the freedom that all Americans have to speak — or not to speak — in accordance with their conscience,” Farris noted further.
California is home to about 200 pro-life pregnancy clinics. The Nazis — er, the Democrats — who run the state were afraid that they were missing out on murdering unborn babies so they decided to ‘intervene’ and require those clinics, many of which are operated by religious institutions, to force abortion on their patients as an option.
Some of those clinics are not clinics at all in the sense they provide support services for pregnant women but no medical care. The state requires them to inform clients/patients of that, which is fair enough.
But Nazi Dems wanted to go a step further with the FACT Act, and now federal courts have slapped them down for trampling on the Constitution in the process.
In one of his last rulings from the high court, now-retired Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in a concurrence to a decision authored primarily by Justice Clarence Thomas “to underscore that the apparent viewpoint discrimination here is a matter of serious constitutional concern.”
“Governments must not be allowed to force persons to express a message contrary to their deepest convictions,” Kennedy said. “Freedom of speech secures freedom of thought and belief. This law imperils those liberties.”
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