AB 775 – NEWEST UPDATE AND PRAYERS NEEDED
Update – California AB775
On October 9th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 775 “The Reproductive Fact Act” into law.
As you may recall from previous communications:
This law mandates that prolife California pregnancy centers provide written referral information (including 800 number) to their patients/clients on how to obtain a state-funded abortion.
Violation of this law results in a fine of $500 for a first offense and then $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
The law was heavily supported and promoted by Planned Parenthood/abortion lobbyists and goes into effect January 1, 2016.
AB 775 is an outrageous and unconstitutional violation of the right of free speech and the right of freedom of religion for clinics and centers in California. The Act unconstitutionally forces prolife pregnancy centers, on pain of government penalty, to engage in government disclaimers that they would not otherwise provide. As forced and compelled speech from the government, this law discriminates against prolife pregnancy centers based upon their very prolife nature. It further violates the federal Coats-Snowe Amendment, 42 U.S.C. Sec.238n, which prohibits the government from requiring medical clinics to make referrals for abortion.
As members of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), Go Mobile For Life is included in a lawsuit being filed this week. NIFLA is partnering with their great friend and ally, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and is seeking an immediate preliminary injunction against enforcement of this law and eventually permanent injunction. We anticipate this being a long litigation process that will go to the Appellate Court level, and perhaps even the Supreme Court.
We are requesting your prayers for success in this battle! If the courts follow the law and case precedent, we will win this battle. But the most important factor is that our Father in Heaven will fight for us and for the women and babies He wants to protect.