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NJ pro-life pregnancy center asks US Supreme Court for relief

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First Choice Women’s Resource Centers

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Lincoln Wilson regarding a petition ADF attorneys filed Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to swiftly act by requiring a federal district court to do its duty and hear the case First Choice Women’s Resource Centers v. Platkin:

“Congress has given federal courts the duty to hear and decide cases where government officials have allegedly violated constitutionally protected rights. But in New Jersey, after the attorney general targeted and harassed a Christian, pro-life, medical nonprofit, the district court has refused to hear this important case unless it litigates in state court first. Worse, the district court acknowledged that the state court litigation would likely mean that nonprofits targeted by state officials can never get back to federal court. In this case, New Jersey’s attorney general targeted First Choice Women’s Resource Centers—a ministry that provides free ultrasounds, STD testing, baby clothes, and more to its community—based on its pro-life views. The district court deprived First Choice of its right to a decision on its constitutional claims in federal court. Now we are urging the Supreme Court to step in and provide relief requiring the district court to decide this case and to resolve the related conflict on the question in the lower courts.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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