Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

Baltimore officials pass ordinance requiring clinics that provide free pregnancy-related services—but not abortions or abortion referrals—to post signs in their waiting rooms informing patients of this fact. Unconstitutional compelled speech or a reasonable effort to prevent such clinics from misleading patients, who may believe the clinics do provide abortion services? Fourth Circuit: a First Amendment violation. There’s no evidence in the voluminous record that anyone has been misled.

Tags: 2018, Abortion, Compelled Speech, First Amendment, Fourth Circuit

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