Clinics’ free speech rights trump an “unduly burdensome” state disclosure requirement. Pro-life clinics offering pregnant women alternatives to abortion won a major free speech victory today. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to block a California law requiring pregnancy centers post referrals to state-funded abortion providers and birth control resources, forcing them to promote services that violate their beliefs. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, the court ruled that the state’s 2015 Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act “targets speakers, not speech, and imposes an unduly burdensome disclosure requirement that will chill their…

What does it look like for church leaders in Chicagoland and other large cities to actually seek the peace and prosperity of the city? Chicago has been my home town only for the past four years. I spent most of my adult life in Boston, the San Francisco Bay area, and the Inland Northwest. But perhaps since I grew up in the Midwest (Cleveland, Ohio), somehow Chicago feels even more like home than other places where I’ve lived much longer. As a matter of fact, I think I am falling in love with the city! My husband and I just…