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U.S. top court to hear dispute over California pregnancy center law
November 13, 2017 / 2:41 PM / in 6 days

U.S. top court to hear dispute over California pregnancy center law

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a California law requiring private facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs telling clients how to get state-funded abortions and contraceptives violates free speech rights.

The justices will hear an appeal brought by Christian-based non-profit facilities sometimes called “crisis pregnancy centers” of a lower court ruling that upheld the Democratic-backed 2015 California law. The challengers argue that the law, by forcing them to post the information, violates the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of free speech.

Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham

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