NEW YORK — Pro-life pregnancy-resource centers gained an important victory in their fight to overturn a New York City disclosure law, which they say is aimed to put them out of business.
A federal appeals court in New York agreed April 7 not to enforce its ruling that allows New York City officials to require crisis-pregnancy centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical professional on staff. The order allows pregnancy-resource centers (PRCs) to continue operating without the required disclosures while attorneys with the public interest firms Alliance Defending Freedom and American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) pursue their legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We’re trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case,” said CeCe Heil, senior legal counsel for the ACLJ, which is representing the PRCs. “So we’re really grateful for the stay of the mandate. That is wonderful news for us.”