Court revives NY law on crisis pregnancy centers

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has restored components of a New York City law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to disclose whether or not a licensed medical provider is working at the facility.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said a lower-court judge went too far when he rejected the new law in its entirety. The appeals panel said it concluded that the law was not impermissibly vague.

It said the city could force pregnancy centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff. But it said other aspects of the law were likely unconstitutional. The law was passed in March 2011. City officials said it protected consumers and demanded truth in advertising. Opponents said it violated free speech rights and was motivated by politics.

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