The Evergreen Assoc. et al v. The City of New York Oral Arguments Sept. 14

On Friday, September 14 oral arguments were held in the Second Circuit Appeal of the case of The Evergreen Assoc. et al v. The City of New York, in which LOLP has filed an amicus brief. This case concerns an ordinance which targets Pro-Life Pregnancy Resource Centers with government mandated speech designed to dissuade women from seeking their services. Our brief, found here details that, to the contrary of the claims of the City of New York and the biased reports on which the City relies, the information given to women by PRCs is not only true and backed by peer reviewed science but required disclosure in many states.

LOLP has sued the City of Austin and gone to trial defending Austin PRCs from a similar unconstitutional ordinance. The complaint in the case of Austin LifeCare et al v. The City of Austin is available here and relevant press releases are available here. Bart Waxman, LOLP Senior Counsel and an attorney who hails from the Austin area, attended the arguments in New York. He noted,

“We applaud Alliance Defending Freedom and The American Center for Law and Justice for defending Pregnancy Resource Centers in New York City as well the centers themselves for standing up for their rights. The concern of such centers is not court battles but to serve women and children in their communities, but it is important that these centers are willing to fight for their first amendment right to free speech in the face of attacks from those who disagree with their beliefs on abortion.”