Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Suit Challenges Regulations Hitting Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit this Wednesday against Maryland's Montgomery County on behalf of the Centro Tepeyac Women's Center. The suit concerns a new regulation that would force some crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to post signs telling women that the CPC does not have a licensed medical professional on staff and that the Montgomery County Health Officer encourages women to consult with such an individual.

“There is no abortion exception to the First Amendment,” said Mark Rienzi, lead counsel for Centro Tepeyac Women’s Center and a law professor at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

He continued: “The government cannot create special speech rules just because people want to talk about pregnancy choices. And it certainly cannot target pro-life speakers for special sign requirements and fines while leaving speech by abortion clinics entirely unregulated."

To read more, go to
LifeSite News.

Now, the article makes no mention if the Archdiocese of Washington is in any way involved. When I checked the diocese website, there was nothing there. So, it may be that they are helping to fund this lawsuit, they may not.

I honestly do not know. Do you?

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