Good News out of BaltimoreThe First Amendment is alive and well, at least for the time being. Such sentiments follow the U.S. District Court's ruling in the lawsuit filed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore after that city attempted to impose unconstitutional ordinances to restrict pregnancy centers from operating and offering help to women and children.
Care Net, the national network of pregnancy centers, told LifeNews.com the ruling will send a message across the country that similar legislative efforts by abortion advocates to shut down pregnancy centers cannot be upheld.
“The decision is a victory for pregnancy centers who for years have encountered hostile legislation aimed at shutting them down,” said Care Net President Melinda Delahoyde. “A victory for pregnancy centers is a victory for women facing unplanned pregnancies, women who deserve life-affirming options and abortion alternatives.”
This decision will help pro-lifers in New York City, another pace of hostility to the efforts of pregnancy centers to provide real help to women.