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Judge Blocks NYC Pregnancy Center Disclosure Law


A judge blocks NYC law that would require pregnancy centers to provide information about services.

NEW YORK (AP) _ A judge has blocked New York City from enforcing a new law designed to force pregnancy centers to disclose what services they offer.

Federal Judge William Pauley issued the written ruling Wednesday in Manhattan. It blocks a law that was supposed to go into effect Thursday.

The law was supported by abortion rights groups. It would require pregnancy centers to disclose whether they have licensed medical staff and what they do to protect the privacy of clients.

Pauley agreed with several centers that are suing that the law appears to be unconstitutionally vague.

He said the risk of discriminatory enforcement was high since it relates to the controversial issues of contraception and abortion.

The city law office did not immediately have a comment.