Activists to Hold Prayer Vigil and Public Witness at Supreme Court on Eve of 'NIFLA vs. Becerra' Arguments
Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Activists plan to hold a prayer vigil and a public witness in front of the Supreme Court on the eve of arguments in NIFLA v Becerra
The vigil will be on Monday, March 19, at 7:00 P.M. on the public sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court.
NIFLA v Becerra is the most important free speech and pro-life case before the Supreme Court this year and will determine if the government can crush the First Amendment and force pregnancy resource centers and life affirming medical clinics to promote and say things they do not believe in.
The State of California is coercively forcing these centers to provide information to their patients on things such as how they could obtain a state-funded abortion in a clear violation of the core beliefs of these centers.
Michele Hendrickson, Eastern Regional Director of Students for Life, states:
"Students from all across the country are paying attention to this case and coming to the Supreme Court in support of Pregnancy Resource Centers. They understand this law is yet another tactic from the abortion industry to attack life-saving centers and forcing them to violate their core beliefs and mission."
Brandi Swindell, CEO and Founder of Stanton Healthcare a group of life-affirming women's medical clinic, adds:
"Stanton Healthcare provides professional, compassionate and quality healthcare to women, especially those struggling with unexpected pregnancies. For the State of California to force and tell us how we are to operate a professional women's health clinic, is a clear violation of the First Amendment and shows a complete disdain for women and professional standards of medical care.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and longtime pro-life and free speech advocate, comments:
"We are gathering in front of the Supreme Court asking God to protect free speech and also ensuring that not only pregnancy resource centers and women's health clinics have their First Amendment rights protected, but all Americans. For if the government can coerce pregnancy resource centers to violate their core beliefs and values, then all citizen's free speech rights are at risk.
"It is deeply troubling that so called 'pro-choice' organizations are supporting this California legislation as they are trying to crush women's centers that provide alternate choices for abortion."
For more information or interviews contact Rev. Patrick Mahoney at: 540.538.4741