Democrats in California, who claim to be “pro-choice,” seek to limit the options offered by anti-abortion pregnancy crisis centers, but despite several attempts, they have not been able to outlaw them.
The Los Angeles Times says that since the state established ever-more extreme legislation to enable abortion, contributions to pro-life organizations have skyrocketed and that lawmakers have found it difficult to reply with new laws.
“And some are even growing as a result of a surge in contributions from pro-lifers who are against the strengthened safeguards adopted in California after the United States Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
“Despite the fact that the most recent set of abortion access legislation is generally anticipated to be successful, two state initiatives to restrict them discreetly halted this month.”
Earlier efforts by California to control pregnancy crisis centers have been found to be unconstitutional in certain cases. 2018 saw the U.S. Supreme Court overturn a California statute forcing pregnancy clinics to display information on where to get abortions in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates versus Becerra. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court determined that the law’s requirement of speech violated the First Amendment.
Since last year’s revelation of the draft Supreme Court judgment in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade (1973), pro-life pregnancy clinics have become the target of violent attacks around the country. Attorney General Merrick Garland said before Congress that because pro-abortion terrorists worked at night, pro-life demonstrators have faced increased legal action for allegedly blocking access to clinics.