Planned Parenthood wanted to silence their competition and they persuaded the dim-witted City Council of Baltimore to go along. It was an ironic move, of course, because it is not the CPCs but Planned Parenthood itself that operates in the dark...even to the extreme point of protecting stautory rapists from facing the law.
But when the law was reviewed by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis, he decided the huge, tax-supported pro-abortion organization's assault on free speech had gone way too far.
"Whether a provider of pregnancy-related services is 'pro-life' or 'pro-choice,' it is for the provider, not the government, to decide when and how to discuss abortion and birth-control method. The Government cannot, consistent with the First Amendment, require a 'pro-life' pregnancy-related service center to post a sign."
The feminist mayor of Baltimore, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood promise to appeal the ruling because they won't be happy until they have a complete monopoly on the unexpected pregnancy "market." For their desire is that women not hear about alternatives to abortion, not learn the facts about the dangers and long-term effects of abortion, not hear about the loving choice of adoption, and not develop friendships with people who want to help them rather than exploit them.
No, Planned Parenthood, this multi-billion dollar business that talks so much about "choice," has a desperate need to eliminate genuine choice from a woman's decision-making. And, like other racketeers, Planned Parenthood will employ fraud, cover-up, collusion with unethical partners and overt coercion to get their money.
Here's more on Judge Garbis' ruling.