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
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
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