National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra was argued on March 20, 2018 and decided on June 28, 2018.

This is a case from California, about a state law that requires crisis pregnancy centers to post information about state programs that offer free or low-cost contraceptives and abortion. The crisis pregnancy centers, which counsel pregnant women against choosing abortion, do not want to post notices about state programs offering those services. The centers have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the law violates the First Amendment because it is compelling them to express ideas they disagree with. The state argues that the notices are simply factual statements that make patients aware of the available options, much like required disclosures about side effects of medical treatments. The state argues that crisis pregnancy centers have, in the past, provided misleading information to women, and that these notices will help correct that problem.

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