Anti-abortion pregnancy center sues MoCo
An anti-abortion pregnancy center has sued Montgomery County over a law requiring it to post information about the care it provides, The Gazette reports.
Centro Tepeyac Women's Center in Silver Spring believes the law is unconstitutional, said the center's lead attorney Casey Mattox. Mattox, with the Alliance Defense Fund, said the law restricts freedom of speech.
Under the law, pregnancy centers that do not provide abortions or do not provide referrals to abortion clinics are required to post disclaimers stating the center "does not have a licensed medical professional on staff" and the "Montgomery County Health Officer encourages women who are or may be pregnant to consult with a licensed health care provider."
Supporters of the law, which passed in February, say it helps caution women that information they receive at "limited-service pregnancy centers" might not be accurate.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.
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