Archdiocese Suing Baltimore Over Signs At Clinics | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Archdiocese Suing Baltimore Over Signs At Clinics

Play associated audio

By Bill Redlin

The archdiocese of Baltimore is suing the city of Baltimore over a new ordinance requiring pregnancy clinics to post signs saying they do not provide abortions, if that is the case.

Archbiship Edwin F. O'Brien says the ordinance violates the centers' constitutional right to free speech, and free exercise of religion. He says since the requirement only applies to centers that do not provide abortions it is unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination.

The suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court. It names the city, mayor, city council and the city's health commissioner and health department as defendants. City Solicitor George Nilson says his office approved the constitutionality of the measure and that the city will defend the ordinance.

NPR

Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.
NPR

Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.
NPR

Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.
NPR

Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.