1st Amendment Violation: Abortion Opponents Call New Law Forced Speech

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Two anti-abortion pregnancy clinics sued California, challenging a new law that requires them to provide information about abortion and contraceptive services.

The two Northern California clinics claim Assembly Bill 775, signed into law Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown, violates their rights to freedom of speech and religion.

They sued Attorney General Kamala Harris on Saturday in Federal Court. Assembly Bill 775, the Reproductive FACT Act , requires facilities that provide pregnancy-related services to list information about where women can obtain low-cost contraceptive options, including abortion.

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