Supreme Court Hears Challenge to California Disclosure Law for Anti-Abortion Centers

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The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen in this March 31, 2012 photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a challenge to a California law requiring anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” to post signs or notify patients in writing if the center is not a licensed medical facility. If they're not licensed by the state, they need to notify patients of free pregnancy-related services provided by the state including prenatal care and abortion. Supporters of the law, known as the FACT Act, say they want to ensure that these faith-based centers do not mislead women. But anti-abortion activists say the law violates their First Amendment rights.

Greg Stohr,
Supreme Court reporter, Bloomberg News
Radhika Rao, professor of law, University of California Hastings College of the Law