While the nation waits to see how the next appointed supreme court judge could affect issues like the 45-year-old Roe vs. Wade ruling, pro-lifers are applauding a supreme court decision from late June that they claim stops faith based pregnancy resource centers in California from having to “promote abortion.”
The California law required both licensed and unlicensed crisis pregnancy centers and similar pregnancy assistance facilities that counsel women against abortion, to notify clients of the availability of abortions paid for by the state.
Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Carroll, Haralson and Heard Counties, Karmen Stamps said this should prevent similar laws from consideration in Georgia:
“If California does one thing, states after that kind of follow suit. This supreme court decision is huge because it was inevitably going to be coming down the pipe for Georgia. We would have to tell them the nearest abortion clinic’s address and phone number and that was going to deter us from the work that we are trying to do here in saving lives. So it is a huge win for pregnancy centers all over the country.”
In the supreme court’s ruling, judges found that the California law violated the free speech rights of Christian-based facilities.