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Chip Roy Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in NIFLA v. Becerra

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in NIFLA v. Becerra is encouraging. Americans have watched as their religious liberty has increasingly come under attack from secular, progressive forces who use the cudgel of government–in conjunction with activist judges–to coerce people of faith into activities that violate their conscience and infringe on their First Amendment rights.

“This particular case involved the state of California imposing requirements on Christian crisis pregnancy centers. The state sought to force pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise where their patients can go to seek an abortion. And for the centers that only offer counseling services, the state sought to impose requirements that these Christian counseling centers must advertise that they do not provide medical services.

“The Supreme Court largely got it right today. Even Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed how dangerous this would be for free speech, saying, ‘This law is a paradigmatic example of the serious threat presented when government seeks to impose its own message in the place of individual speech, thought, and expression.’

“The frequency of these cases and the jarring number of progressive judges flaunting the United States Constitution is a reminder that Congress must take strong steps to check the judiciary if we are to secure our liberty. Today is a reminder that we must continue to appoint strong judges who respect the Constitution and the rule of law.”

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