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No Way! California Governor Signs Law Forcing Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

Dustin Siggins : Oct 14, 2015  LifeSiteNews.com

"Does the government have a right to tell a newspaper what to write, a preacher what to preach, a private school what to teach? Of course not. So why is it okay for the government to force pro-life pregnancy centers against their will to advertise and promote government abortion services?" -Shannon Grove, GOP California Assemblywoman

(Sacramento, CA)—Just days after signing a law to allow assisted suicide, California's Catholic governor is forcing pro-life pregnancy care clinics to provide information on how to obtain abortions to women who come to them for help. (Photo: Gov. Brown/via LifeSiteNews)

Governor Jerry Brown signed "The Reproductive FACT Act" on Friday. The law forces pro-life clinics and medical clinics licensed by the state to tell women where to obtain abortions. Additionally, a document with this information is to be posted and/or distributed at the clinic.

According to the law, the document must say: "California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at [insert the telephone number]."

Additionally, pro-life centers that don't provide medical services must post signs in two "clear and conspicuous" locations, saying, "This facility is not licensed as a medical facility by the State of California and has no licensed medical provider who provides or directly supervises the provision of services."

Heartbeat International President Peggy Hartshorn, who oversees a massive network of 1,800 affiliated pregnancy help locations, maternity homes, and non-profit adoption agencies, decried the measure as "nothing short of a state-sponsored attack on women by the highly profitable abortion industry."

"Women desperately need emotional support and practical resources during an unexpected pregnancy," said Hartshorn. "Gov. Brown has made it more difficult for women to find the..."

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