By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com
In July, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the enactment of the measure abrogating the First Amendment rights of the crisis pregnancy centers. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new ordinance, today filed its brief at an appeals court in response to New York City’s appeal of the preliminary injunction.
“This is a case where the federal district court was absolutely correct in its analysis and decision,” stated CeCe Heil, Senior Counsel of the ACLJ.
She added: “The lower court correctly concluded that this faulty law targets and punishes pro-life advocates. Crisis pregnancy centers enjoy constitutional protections and must never be compelled to adopt and express views about abortion and contraception that they strongly disagree with, as this law requires. We’re hopeful the appeals court will affirm the district court’s injunction, ensuring that pro-life advocates are not punished for their beliefs.”...
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