Washington, D.C. – In a major victory for free speech and for crisis pregnancy centers in California today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) in NIFLA v. Becerra.

Terry Schilling, executive director at American Principles Project, released the following statement:

“Today, the Supreme Court has dealt another setback to the Left’s repeated attempts to subvert the First Amendment. By ruling against California’s blatantly unconstitutional law, the Court has made it clear that freedom of speech still remains protected, even when threatened by the Left’s ever-intensifying efforts to force people of faith to speak and act against their beliefs. We hope that crisis pregnancy centers in California will now be able to continue with their important work of providing assistance to women and children in need, unharassed by hostile state legislators.

“What this case, and Masterpiece Cakeshop before it, show is that progressives have taken their anti-Christian animus to the extreme — an extreme far beyond what the Supreme Court is willing to tolerate. The real question now is: will the Left’s repeated losses finally convince them that they have gone too far? Or will they continue in this radical campaign against religious expression and free speech, and risk losing the support of more and more Americans in the process?”

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Jon Schweppe at (o) 202-503-2010, (c) 309-749-7009, or jschweppe@americanprinciplesproject.org.

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