Anti-Abortion Group’s Lawsuit Tossed
A federal judge dismissed an anti-abortion group’s challenge to a San Francisco law that prohibits false advertising at anti-abortion pregnancy services clinics.
First Resort sued the City and County of San Francisco in November 2011, claiming the Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Act violated its civil rights.
The ordinance was aimed at “crisis pregnancy centers” - centers that oppose abortion - which “intentionally seek to mislead women contemplating abortion into believing that their facilities offer abortion services and unbiased counseling.”
The city believes that such deception is particularly harmful to indigent women facing unexpected pregnancies, U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong wrote in her Feb. 20 ruling.
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