US Supreme Court Takes NIFLA Case!
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced this morning that they will hear the federally filed AB775 case. This is great news! Praise the Lord!!
Click HERE to read an article announcing today’s decision.
The case is called “NIFLA, ET AL. V. BECERRA, ATT’Y GEN. OF CA” and will be heard sometime in early 2018. The decision means that four of the nine SCOTUS judges voted in favor of taking the case. And keep in mind that only 1% of the cases are accepted, so this is a really big deal!
You may be asking, “How does this impact our victory in state court from a couple of weeks ago?”
Go Mobile For Life’s state case will continue to proceed on a path separate and distinct from the SCOTUS federal case. The next step in our case is arguing before the California state court of appeals sometime in early 2018.
Your prayers made a difference! Thanks to all of you who faithfully prayed individually and during the prayer vigils for justice to be done in both the federal and state cases!
We will keep you posted as we learn more information along the way.
Background information on the federal case
California pregnancy centers have been under attack from AB775 (the California FACT Act), an unconstitutional law that compels pro-life centers to refer for abortion. After it was signed into law in late 2015, the only recourse was to look to the courts for justice. A two-pronged approach was implemented, pursuing justice in both federal and state courts.
The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) provides life-affirming pregnancy centers with legal counsel, education and training. Go Mobile For Life is a member of NIFLA.
NIFLA filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of California pregnancy centers. This case was defeated in both district court and in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. NIFLA then appealed the case to the SCOTUS earlier this year.