Crisis pregnancy centers and Catholic leaders filed a lawsuit against a Baltimore City Council ordinance that required crisis pregnancy centers to disclose whether they provided emergency contraception or abortion services. In January 2011, the U.S. District Court issued an injunction against application of the ordinance. In June 2012, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's opinion. Current Status: In August 2012, the Fourth Circuit agreed to rehear the case. (See the law here. See the court opinion here. See the Fourth Circuit opinion here.)
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.