ABSTRACT

Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part II) [January 10, 2018]   [open pdf - 468KB]

"As explained in Part I of this Sidebar, the parties in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra dispute whether California's Reproductive FACT Act is a viewpoint- or content-based restriction on speech subject to strict scrutiny (and thus presumptively invalid) or a professional or commercial regulation subject to less exacting scrutiny. The path the Court chooses could have implications for lawmakers both in the context of family planning or pregnancy-related services and, more broadly, in the regulation of professional and commercial activities."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10056
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2018-01-10
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Public Domain
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