By Nicole Russell

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear one of the most interesting cases this term—and that’s saying something. National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra is about two controversial ideas: abortion and free speech.

The California Reproductive FACT Act requires pregnancy clinics to advertise the availability and location of abortion facilities. The FACT Act does not require abortion facilities to provide information to women seeking abortions about the availability and location of pregnancy help centers. The justices will analyze whether these mandates violate the free speech clause in the First Amendment.

While this is a free speech case cloaked in the abortion issue, to shed light on how important pregnancy clinics are to families in need, The Catholic Association interviewed 13 women about how their lives changed because of the work of the kind of clinics the Reproductive FACT Act discriminates against. TCA presented this to the Supreme Court as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief.

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