Federal court strikes down Baltimore rule restricting pregnancy-resource centers
CWN - January 31, 2011
A federal court in Maryland has struck down a law that would have required pregnancy-resource centers to post signs advertising their opposition to abortion.
The court ruled that the requirements proposed by the City of Baltimore, which would have imposed special rules on pro-life facilities, constituted illegal “viewpoint discrimination.” The Baltimore archdiocese had challenged the regulation, contending that it was an illegal restriction of the pregnancy-resource centers’ freedom of expression. The court agreed: "The government cannot, consistent with the First Amendment, require a 'pro-life' pregnancy-related service center to post a sign as would be required by the ordinance."
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