Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

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In Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 13157 (4th Cir. June 27, 2012), a 2-1 panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit invalidated under the First Amendment that it a city ordinance requiring a crisis pregnancy center to post a sign saying that the center does not provide or make referral for abortion or birth-control services, which is "conspicuously posted in the center's waiting room" in both English and Spanish.

The Court held that the requirement did not meet the exacting test of strict scrutiny because it was not content-neutral with respect to politically related speech relating to the status of an unborn child.

There were numerous amicus briefs on both sides, which indicates that the Fourth Circuit may consider going en banc, and/or there may be an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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