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Expectant Mother Care Pregnancy Centers v. City of New York

Expectant Mother Care Pregnancy Centers v. City of New York

A crisis pregnancy center brought suit to enjoin the enactment of a New York City ordinance that regulated information provided by crisis pregnancy centers. In July 2011, the U.S. District Court granted a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of the city ordinance. The city appealed that ruling. Current Status: The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a portion of the lower court’s injunction and reinstated the portion of the law requiring CPCs to disclose whether a licensed medical provider is working at the facility. The Court of Appeals left in place the remainder of the lower court’s injunction. (See the ordinance here. See the U.S. District Court's opinion here. See the 2nd Circuit Court’s opinion here. Read more here.)