Thursday, April 01, 2010

Archdiocese of Baltimore Sues City Over Law Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

The battle between the Archdiocese of Baltimore, on behalf of local pregnancy centers, and the city of Baltimore, at the behest of Planned Parenthood, escalated on Monday when the Archdiocese filed a suit in U. S. District Court, challenging a city law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs saying they do not provide abortions.

Planned Parenthood of Maryland brought the issue to the City Council. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, then city council president, now the mayor, sponsored the measure. It was approved last November on a 12-3 vote and took effect in January.

"The ordinance requires that a 'limited-service pregnancy center' post an easily readable sign, written in English and Spanish, stating that the center does not provide or make referrals for abortion or birth-control services," the Baltimore Sun reported. "A center failing to comply within 10 days of being cited could be fined up to $150 a day."...
Read the rest at the National Right to Life Website here

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