Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Federal court strikes down Baltimore rule restricting pregnancy-resource centers

Catholic World News - 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."

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($13,688 to go):
$35,000.00 $21,311.73
39% 61%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: msorensen71798 - Feb. 01, 2011 10:41 PM ET USA

    Pray we get some of that common sense here in Washington State. There's a hearing tomorrow morning on the same kind of legislation: Senate Bill 5274.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jan. 31, 2011 8:32 PM ET USA

    Finally, some common sense!

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Eucharistic Adoration, a Sure Sign of Catholic Renewal 10 hours ago
The Mystery of Music, Part II 15 hours ago
Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18