California has mandated that crisis pregnancy centers must post notices about the availability public family planning services, including abortion. Religious pregnancy centers are not happy.
The latest front in the debate over religious freedom is all about an 8 1/2-by-11-inch piece of paper.
This particular piece of paper is a notice — one the state of California will soon require to be posted in places known as crisis pregnancy centers. These resource centers, often linked to religious organizations, provide low-cost or free services to pregnant women, while encouraging these women to not have abortions...
[T]he law requires centers like the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic to post a sign in the lobby that says, in 22-point type:
California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at [insert the telephone number].
If the center is not a licensed medical clinic, the sign would state:
This facility is not licensed as a medical facility by the State of California and has no licensed medical provider who provides or directly supervises the provision of services.