US Supreme Court sides with anti-abortion centers in free speech case

Washington (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a law requiring anti-abortion centers in California to inform pregnant clients that they could obtain the procedure elsewhere was likely unconstitutional, in a closely watched case on free speech.

The justices ruled 5-4 to overturn a lower court decision in the case, saying in the majority opinion that California’s notice law “imposes an unduly burdensome disclosure requirement” on the clinics to express an opinion they did not share.