10 April 2010 @ 12:42 pm
I'd like to take a moment to brag on my City Council. As of Thursday, we are the second US city (after Baltimore) to require crisis pregnancy centers to post notices at their entrances if they do not offer or refer women to abortion or contraception.

The anti-choicers are of course up in arms and talking about unconstitutional infringements on free speech, but I don't see how this is any more unconstitutional than requiring food manufacturers to print ingredients and nutrition information.

Notices must be at least 8 1/2 by 11 inches large, with at least 48-pt font, in both English and Spanish. They must say, "This center does not provide abortions or refer to abortion providers. This center does not provide or refer to providers of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved birth control drugs and medical devices."

The measure passed unanimously.
 
 
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