Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an important case regarding the free-speech rights of pro-life ministries. The case originated when California passed a law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to post pro-abortion information. The problem is that most crisis pregnancy centers are Christian ministries that encourage women to choose life. In essence, California is using its power and might to bully smaller organizations with contrary beliefs. California is dominated by pro-abortion policy and politics. What they don't have is absolute authority over what people think and say about those policies and politics. This is why crisis pregnancy centers are fighting the law because state-compelled messages are a First Amendment violation, and a ruling in their favor will benefit everyone of us—even those who don't agree with the message of life.