New bill requires Baltimore CPCs to post signage about lack of abortion information

File this one under the WIN category. The Baltimore City Council passed a law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to post signs in their waiting rooms.

It requires all pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion information to post signs in English and Spanish to that effect.
If the mayor signs the legislation, they’d be required to put up a sign in the waiting room making it clear they don’t offer the service.

Catholic groups and folks from these centers tried to claim being forced to put up these signs was harassment, but the City Council felt differently.

“It’s a simple sign that you can make on your computer and printer in five minutes. It doesn’t say anything other than what is true about the centers,” said City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

The mayor is expected to sign the bill, which will enforce the new policy with a $150 fee for centers that don’t comply.
It’s nice to see proactive legislation being passed to combat the coercive and often misleading actions of these centers, who refuse to give women any information at all about abortion.
Similar legislation is being considered in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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