This is priceless and highlights the hypocrisy of the ACLU. The ACLU supports requiring crisis pregnancy center to post signs that they do not provide abortion or birth control services. Archbishop Edwin O’Brien said the ordinance is a free speech violation as well as a violation of the free exercise of religion. But it doesn’t seem the ACLU cares all that much about free speech or freedom of religion.
ACLU Michigan writes in support of similar laws in Michigan:
: The Michigan House of Representatives voted last week to support most of the bills in the Prevention First Package to protect women’s health. It’s time to ask the Senate to do the same. Senate Bills 167, 658-664 and 666-668 offer important protections for women while saving already scarce public health dollars. The Prevention First Package will…Require crisis pregnancy centers to truthfully and accurately identify themselves to women seeking services.
So requiring businesses to place signage against their will is OK with the ACLU…except when it’s on the other side.
The ACLU opposes a measure that would require abortion clinics in Tennessee to post signs saying its illegal to coerce a woman to procure an abortion and that law enforcement can be contacted.
ProLife in TN has an ACLU report that states:
ACLU-TN opposes this bill because it stigmatizes abortion by applying a different set of standards to it from other medical procedures; it demonizes certain health care providers; and it patronizes women by implying that they are incapable of making their own medical decisions regarding what is best for themselves and their families.
You know, I’m starting to think that the ACLU isn’t all that concerned with freedom.