California pregnancy centers fight heavy fines for failing to promote abortion

Cradle My Heart Radio welcomes Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute

Brad Dacus

Brad Dacus

Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute is not just fighting for pregnancy centers in California, but for free speech rights for the rest of us. The PJI press release on case says:

“A federal court ruled late [in December, 2015] that a law requiring pro-life pregnancy clinics to promote abortion can go into effect January 1st.

Pacific Justice Institute represents three pregnancy clinics that are challenging the law, AB775, on free speech and free exercise of religion grounds.

In a 59-page order, U.S District Judge, Kimberly Mueller agreed with PJI that the law raised “serious questions” about potential First Amendment violations and would also cause irreparable harm to the clinics. However, Judge Mueller determined that the interests of the clinics in refusing to promote abortion were outweighed by the interests of the State to ensure women receive information about all their options.
“This ruling should alarm everyone who believes in a robust First Amendment,” said Brad Dacus, President PJI. “The notion that the government can compel religious non-profits to promote practices antithetical to their values is chilling.” The clinics are evaluating all their legal options, including appeal.

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From Brad’s bio:

Brad Dacus served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas, School of Law. For the next five years, Mr. Dacus coordinated religious freedom and parental rights cases throughout the Western states. In 1997, Mr. Dacus founded Pacific Justice Institute, where he serves as President and continues to defend religious liberties and parental rights. The Pacific Justice Institute has a network of hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys and handles more cases on the West Coast than any other organization of its kind.

Brad can be heard weekly on “The Dacus Report” Saturday mornings on KWVE and dozens of radio stations around the nation.  He has been a guest speaker on numerous radio and television programs, participates weekly in several radio talk show interviews, and has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “CNN,” “Hannity and Colmes,” “News Talk TV,” “CBS Evening News,” “MSNBC,” “NBC News,” NBC “Dateline” and many times on the “O’Reilly Factor.”

PLEASE NOTE: Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion provides affirmation and hope after abortion from the Scriptures. Here are more resources for help and healing. If you are pregnant and need free, confidential help call 1-800-712-HELP. If you’ve had an abortion and need immediate help call 1-866-482-LIFE.

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