Crisis pregnancy centers just sued Vermont over anti-free speech law designed to shut them down

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The pro-abortion lobby is working overtime to pass laws shutting down the free speech of Pro-Life activists and groups.

But now some Pro-Life groups are starting to fight back.

And these crisis pregnancy centers just sued Vermont over anti-free speech law designed to shut them down.

Blue states around the country are passing laws designed to shut down and silence Pro-Life groups, crisis pregnancy centers, and even individual activists.

When the facts are against you, shut down the facts

The pro-abortion lobby will seemingly stop at nothing to not only promote abortion-on-demand but also to shut down anyone who dares support saving lives.

On college campuses around the country, leftist students and pro-abortion agitators oppose any Pro-Life student or speaker from being allowed to speak.

In some cases they have even resorted to violence and even kidnapping to stop Pro-Life groups from exercising their First Amendment rights.

Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Government are working hand in fist to silence Pro-Life voices.

And in a number of states, laws have actually been passed that end First Amendment rights for Pro-Life activists.

Now, even as violent pro-abortion criminals firebomb and vandalize Pro-Life clinics and crisis pregnancy centers around the country, some states are passing laws to penalize and even shut them down.

One such state is Vermont.

Telling the truth about biology is now considered false and misleading

Vermont passed a law earlier this year makes crisis pregnancy centers subject to the state’s preexisting false and misleading advertising statutes.

In effect, this law will shut them down under the theory they are being false and misleading in saying they are pregnancy centers.

The pro-abortion radicals just can’t stand it when anyone challenges their message of death and dismemberment.

And Vermont’s attempts to shut down crisis pregnancy centers is just another unconstitutional attempt to silence anyone who stands against the death merchants and their abortion mills.

But now some are starting to fight back against these assaults on freedom.

National Pro-Life advocates and two Vermont-based crisis pregnancy centers are now suing the Green Mountain State over Act 15, a law which, in part, makes crisis pregnancy centers subject to Vermont’s false and misleading advertising statutes.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Aspire Now, a Williston, VT pregnancy center; the Brattleboro, Vermont-based Branches Pregnancy Resource Center; and the National Institute for Family and Life Advocates, a national Pro-Life non-profit affiliated with the two local Vermont facilities.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom, a national conservative legal advocacy group.

Violating not one, but two amendments

The lawsuit was filed in the ​​U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont and alleges the crisis pregnancy center section of Act 15 violates both the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. 

The lawsuit asks the court for a permanent injunction barring the state from enforcing the section of the law.

Act 15 was one of two so-called “reproductive shield laws” passed by Vermont legislators this year.

Not surprisingly both were signed into law by RINO Governor Phil Scott. 

The two laws purport to “further protect access to abortion, as well as gender-affirming care and other reproductive health care, in Vermont in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade case precedent last summer.”

Crisis pregnancy centers are Pro-Life facilities that advertise themselves for pregnant patients, offering basic obstetrics — such as pregnancy tests and ultrasounds — and also actively seek to convince patients from getting abortions. 

Act 15 alleges that such centers’ advertising strategies are misleading or, sometimes, outright false. 

In a press release announcing the lawsuit’s filing, Thomas Glessner, President of the National Institute for Family and Life Advocates, argued the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 affirmed crisis pregnancy centers’ rights to operate “without unjust government punishment or government interference with their message.”

The case Glessner was referring to, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, was filed by his organization against California for that state’s law, which also attempted to restrict crisis pregnancy centers. 

The California law was ultimately ruled unconstitutional.

“Vermont is wasting precious time seeking to hinder the constitutional right of women to choose life for their baby and by going after centers who help women rather than working with these pregnancy centers on what they can do together to meet the needs of women facing unplanned pregnancies,” Glessner said.

It seems likely that the Vermont law will be overturned as well, but the radical pro-abortion lobby marches ever forward, destroying the Constitution on the way.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.