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Well, not really — that will never happen. But, according to Russell Shaw, the Supreme Court will be hearing a not dissimilar case (National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra) where the state obliges pro-life pregnancy counseling centers seeking to encourage women not to have abortions to post the following notice:
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 [phone number of the local office].
The law under question is called the Reproductive FACT Act. The irony lost to the liberals is that this has nothing to do with reproduction but everything to do with being able to stop reproduction. It is also about power. Contraception and abortion are the idols whom the liberals worship and they continue to use the ever-increasing coercive power of the state to force people to abandon and violate their First Amendment rights. There is no tolerance from the left on these issues. Tolerance to them means acceptance of their worldview.
Surprisingly, a California Superior Court judge ordered an injunction against the FACT Act:
In October, though, a California Superior Court judge in a separate case granted an injunction against enforcement of the FACT Act. In a ruling saying “compelled speech” is tolerable only within “reasonable limitation,” Judge Gloria Trask said the law “compels the clinic to speak words with which it profoundly disagrees when the state has numerous alternative methods of publishing its message.”
The Alliance Defending Freedom is representing the plaintiff in this case (ADF also represent the plaintiff in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission). They write:
The government simply has no business attempting to control the ideology of its citizens through the coercion of private businesses. Pro-life pregnancy centers exist to offer help and hope to pregnant women in need. And in a free society, they must retain the freedom to operate according to their mission without fear of government punishment.
And as Russell Shaw finishes:
In conflicts like these, people looking for larger trends see the coercive dynamic of contemporary secular liberalism according to which state power is rightly used as an instrument for imposing and enforcing its ideological dictates—especially, as is the case here, when these concern idols of liberal ideology like abortion and same-sex marriage.
Now the coercion is increasingly occurring at the expense of religious believers who have chosen to live as their consciences tell them they should. It is by no means clear where the Supreme Court, which over the years has done so much to advance this profoundly illiberal cause, will come down in this argument.
I am continually amazed that the liberals and progressives see President Trump as this fascist monster who wants to force things down our throats, where in reality it is the liberals and progressives who lead the fascist charge. Are they so committed to their cause that they can’t see this? Or are they all just morons?