Pro-life pregnancy centers in California have been in a battle with the state over a brand new law that requires them to offer everyone who comes through their doors information on where to get an abortion.
According to WORLD News Service, a third federal judge refused put the Jan. 1 law on hold while the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates battles it with a lawsuit.
The institute runs 115 of the 150 pro-life pregnancy centers in California, all of which are now being required to post signs or give handouts informing women who come to them where they can get free abortions through state healthcare. Unlicensed centers also have to inform visitors that they themselves are not approved by the state. Non-compliance can net a $500-1000 fine, and NARAL Pro-Choice California plans to report pro-life centers that don't comply.
Anne O'Connor of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates says, “We cannot allow this intrusion into the religious freedom of our pro-life members in California. If this act is not successfully challenged, then other states, prompted by Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, will pass similar legislation forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to become abortion referral agencies.”
Please pray for God's guidance in this legal battle.