On Thursday, January 11, The Catholic Association was pleased to file an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Beccera giving voice to thirteen women who have received transformative care at pregnancy resource centers across the country.

Pregnancy resource centers increasingly face laws that attempt to force them to advertise and refer for abortion in direct contradiction with the beliefs of center staff and the very mission and purpose of these centers.

TCA’s Legal Advisor, Andrea Picciotti, was the primary author of the brief. In her words:

“The stories of these thirteen women are beautiful examples of how centers operate and the positive impact they have on the women who walk through their doors.  The Supreme Court has the chance to protect pregnancy centers from unconstitutional laws like California’s FACT Act so that women don’t lose out on such sources of compassionate assistance.”

Pregnancy resource centers provide women with a true choice and with a wide range of care, both before and after their child is born. They are an invaluable part of authentic healthcare for women. We look to the Supreme Court to end the unconstitutional attacks on their free speech and religious rights.

Access the TCA amicus brief here.