NIFLA v. Beccera: Abortion Speech Only as Free as the Supreme Court Wants It to Be

13 Charleston Law Review 89 (2018)

7 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2019

Date Written: August 14, 2018

Abstract

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken inherently-contradictory approaches to speech concerning abortion. Its conservative majority has ruled that states cannot compel so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" to tell women the truth about their services. But the Court has also ruled that states can compel medical professionals providing abortions to make claims that are medically untrue about the alleged harms of abortions.

Keywords: abortion, reproductive rights, first amendment

JEL Classification: I18

Suggested Citation

Williams, Brendan, NIFLA v. Beccera: Abortion Speech Only as Free as the Supreme Court Wants It to Be (August 14, 2018). 13 Charleston Law Review 89 (2018), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3315641 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3315641

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