Sunday, December 9, 2012
4th Circuit Hears Arguments in Challenge to Montgomery County, Maryland, Ordinance Requiring Disclaimers at Anti-Abortion Centers
The Washington Post: Montgomery County defends disclaimer at anti-abortion pregnancy centers, by Victor Zapana:
Lawyers for Montgomery County on Thursday vigorously defended a controversial ordinance that requires certain anti-abortion pregnancy centers to post signs warning that the centers do not employ licensed medical personnel and urges pregnant women to “consult with a licensed health care provider.”
Their arguments, made over the course of an hour and a half before a dozen judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, were disputed by the centers, whose attorneys argued that the signs violated their right to free speech. . . .