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Abortion case could have far-reaching implications
Supreme Court judges will consider whether the pro-life-can-pregnancy-be centers are required to provide information on the availability of abortions; ‘Fox News @ Night” anchor, Shannon Bream reports.
The Federal court of justice ruled on Tuesday in favor of the pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, counseling pregnant women, other than abortion, the repeal of a California law requires that prominent post to obtain information, a state-funded abortion.
The court, in a 5-4 decision, said the state law likely violates the First Amendment. The court also expressed doubt on similar legislation in Hawaii and Illinois.
The state regulations, targeting centers, and Advisory services with the goal of helping women make other choices than abortion requested to receive such centres prominently post information, abortion, and contraception.
To inform the law also required royalty-free, non-medical institutions, clients, that they are not licensed medical providers. If a pregnancy does not meet the centres, the law, they are fined $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each additional offense under the law.
Pro-life groups were against the legislation, arguing that it violates their right to freedom of expression under the First amendment Supporters of the law say it was necessary because many women were not aware of the options available to you.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected both arguments and upheld the law, and argued that the state rules could professional free speech and the law protects public health interests. The Supreme court reversed that judgment.
Justice Clarence Thomas said in his majority opinion,”to not deliver California to co-opt the licensed facilities that, his message for you.” He also called for the regulations for non-licensed facilities “unjustifiably and unduly burden.”
Thomas was accompanied by a fellow of the conservative justices John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito and Neil from gorsuch. Dissenting liberal justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Breyer, in his dissent, said the justification of the law should be maintained, is, that the high court has previously upheld state laws that require doctors say, women who have abortions about the adoption services. “Finally, the law has to be evenhanded,” Breyer.
Fox News’ Bill Mears, Madeline Farber, and The Associated Press contributed to this report
Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.