Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Proposed San Francisco Ordinance Targets Pregnancy Centers that Oppose Abortion
City Insider - San Francisco Chronicle blog: Pregnancy center legislation moves forward - without recommendation:
Two San Francisco supervisors, concerned over First Amendment issues, were hesitant about moving forward with a proposed law that would prohibit pregnancy centers from engaging in false or misleading advertising practices.
Centers that break the the law could face civil action by the city and fines up to $500 per violation.
The legislation takes aim at pregnancy centers that oppose abortion. The concern is that women with unplanned pregnancies are tricked into thinking that certain pregnancy centers will give them information on all of their options, including abortion, when that’s not the case. . . .