Friday, November 19, 2010

Update on NYC Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The New York City Council opened hearings this week on the bill that would restrict and mandate the language used by crisis pregnancy centers.  One witness testified, in support of the bill, that the acronym EMC (for Expectant Mother Care, which runs a dozen crisis pregnancy centers around town) "sounds medical" and is, therefore, misleading, while others suggested that unsuspecting pregnant women seeking abortions might think that organizations called Bridge to Life, the Sisters of Life, or Life Center performed them, and would thus, hypothetically, be deceived.

Since no business, i.e. the exchange of money for goods or services, takes place in the crisis pregnancy centers, however, chances are good that the bill will not pass, and that, if it does, it will be challenged immediately on its lack of constitutionality.

For more, go here.

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