Appeals court upholds California abortion-information law
Jan 03, 2016 11:51 PM EST
The California abortion-information law has rooted some issues regarding information-giving mandate to crisis pregnancy centers about pre-natal services, as well as abortion. However, some religious pregnancy centers and clinics that discourages the law is pursuing to block that said abortion-information law into action.
This abortion-information law is also known as the Reproductive FACT (Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency) Act. It mandates all reproductive health centers and clinics to post, relay, and give information about the state's offering free or low-cost access to contraception, prenatal care, and abortion, Capital Public Radio cited. Hence, its offerings and rulings sent religious-based crisis pregnancy centers to several protests as they promote life and discourages the contrary.
Several oppostions have been made about the effectivity of the said law as religious pro-life charity contests that this law is a pro-abortion declaration and thus violates both the freedom of speech as well as the free exercises clauses that included in First Amendment to the Constitution - as expressed by Brad Dacus, PJI president in a report by Al Jazeera, America.
In this regard, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has reportedly denied three clinics in Northern California with their injunction to put to stop or block the new law as they are still challenging the constitutionality of the said law.
Moreover, San Francisco Gate reported that Judges Edward Levy, Milan Smith, and Sandra Ikatuna, who served as panel of judges alongside with Republican appointees expressed that these clinics were unlikely to succeed towards their complaint. This is so the federal judge's ruling has confirmed the California abortion-information law to take effect on January 1, 2016.
The appeals court upholds the implementation and promotion of California abortion-information law of Republic FACT Act. The notices that centers and clinics have to give to their patients must be factual and inconvertibly true information of the scope of any pregnancy-related public health service available.