District court Judge Lee Yeakel has tossed out an Austin city ordinance declaring it unconstitutionally vague. The ordinance would have required pregnancy resource centers to post signs about services that they did not offer. Specifically services related to medical care including abortions.
The Ausitn city council unanimously passed the ordinance in 2012. Shortly thereafter a legal battle started.
“I felt like we needed to stand up for our rights,” said Pam Cobern, the executive director of Austin LifeCare.