California has a reason for its requirement that pro-life crisis pregnancy centers promote local abortionists: It thinks women are stupid.
That’s how the Alliance Defending Freedom sums up the state’s attitude in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court defending the non-profit centers in their lawsuit against a state law forcing them to violate their faith-based beliefs regarding abortion.
“California’s arguments about preventing confusion sound in paternalism and exude a low view of women navigating unplanned pregnancies,” says the new ADF filing.
“The state assumes these women are unable to make phone calls, search the internet, or ask basic questions of prospective service providers.”
The California case, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates vs. Becerra, centers on whether local governments can require pro-life crisis pregnancy centers – where women can get counseling, diapers, rent money and more – to inform their clients of free local abortion services and provide contact information. (Read more from “California Now Pushes Abortion by Depicting Pregnant Women as Stupid” HERE)