Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
BREAKING: Federal Court Rules for and against EMC! HELP!
Federal Court Decision 1/19/14
For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher Slattery (2120 6851360 Expectant Mother Care-EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers
Federal Appeals Court Rules for and against Expectant Mother Care's Speech Rights in Suit with New York City EMC Must Expand Medical Services to Survive
New York, NY 1/19/14
Dear Deacon John,
The moment of truth has arrived and it's good and bad for life-saving in America's Abortion Capital, New York City.
There was a big decision in our Federal Court case against New York City, on Friday morning.
is good that the 2nd Circuit Federal Appeals Court decision Friday in
Expectant Mother Care vs. NYC upholds a District Court prohibition of a
section of NYC's Local Law #17, passed in March 2011 by Mike Bloomberg
and Christine Quinn. This section that allowed for government imposed
written disclaimers in EMC's advertising, signage and in personal phone
and face to face communication about what kind of a description we give
about ourselves. The effort to force us to describe our ourselves in
obnoxious and offensive government speech is completely crippled in this
there is still dangerous leeway the Court of Appeals granted NYC by
legalizing forced speech about "medical supervision" of our counseling
and ultrasound techs, that will certainly lead to abusive prosecutions
of us by believe it or not, the Mayor's own Department of Consumer
open-season government speech restrictions can and will likely be used
against us as a mighty weapon, by Consumers Affairs, (NOT the Department
of Health!) completely under the total control of militant, pro-abort,
Mayor de Blasio.
Mayor will be given unbridled discretion to impose fines of up $2,500
against EMC, and this unjust provision in the law even gives the NYC
Police Department the power to shut down our sites and arrest me, if we
fail to comply with NYC Consumer Affairs fines and censorship, with what
is likely to be contorted and bizarre disclosures, which have yet to be
the Federal Court of Appeals has yet to issue what is called a Mandate,
to the District Court Judge William Pauley, NYC still has time to
decide whether they will appeal their partial defeat to the full 2nd
Circuit, or the US Supreme Court.
ACLJ, and American Catholic Lawyers Association, which represents EMC,
and I have to decide how we will appeal the issues we lost on including a
section about an unreasonable confidentiality mandate upheld in this
EMC is the only NYC pregnancy center that has ever worked inside
clinics and hospitals, and the only center that has worked with on-site
doctors providing on-site ultrasounds (since 1986), and even pre-natal
care, we will have a particularly complicated, difficult and expensive
your help in this, we can make sure our various and far flung medical
arrangements, with doctors, nurses, clinics, and hospitals are fully set
up to avoid or minimize, confusing, and obscene fine-provoking,
mandatory disclosures to be written and imposed by the Mayor's offices.
will make sure that language that will be required of us maximizes the
potential turn off of pregnant women and keep us constantly in a state
of fear and intimidation of City bureaucrats. Of course, abortion
centers will not be similarly subject to these restrictions.
Can you please make a maximum gift by credit card, PayPal or ECheck now by clicking right here to
help me pay to set up new arrangements with new doctors, nurses and
clinics, and ultrasound techs in NYC to fully protect EMC from NYC and
WOULD YOU PLEASE ALSO
am under the gun, once again, and every day we must watch our backs as
we serve typically 20 plus women in our NYC offices, mostly considering
abortion, with life-affirmiing counseling and ultrasounds.
aware that the NY State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman is still
aggressively seeking a subpoena against EMC, which has been temporarily
stayed by a NY State Court of Appeals, just last week.
has been trying since last Spring, a different tact to try to cripple
us, with bogus charges of practicing medicine without a license for the
ways we provide free ultrasound services.
Thanks again for your generous support right here now and for your critically needed prayers already being offered, and in the future.
am hoping you will make a gift of at least $44, the number of years of
legal child killing in NY or more, even $500 or $1000, to really help me
beat Mayor de Blasio and Eric Schneiderman.
a few minutes I start a long car drive from NYC to Washington DC to
meet potential supporters to re-start my efforts for new life saving
centers in DC and in suburbs, and to join the March for Life which I
have been making since 1980.
pray for me and for the hundreds of thousands that will be there to
Stand for the children, and for their freedom, and for their parents,
too on Wednesday, January 22nd the Anniversary of that sad day in 1973 of the anti-life Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton decisions.
Yours for Life on the FrontLines,
Christopher Slattery, Founder and National Director of Expectant Mother Care,