After a long battle with the state, an administrative court has awarded a San
Diego-area crisis pregnancy center a license to expand its services.
California’s Department of Health Services admitted
it was imposing arbitrary rules to prevent the East County Pregnancy Care
Center of El Cajon from being
licensed, according to Scott Lively of the public-interest group Lively & Ackerman,
which argued the case.
This was an important case, Lively said, since many CPCs seek to be licensed
and have faced similar problems.
"The decision is a wonderful affirmation of the crisis pregnancy center’s
equal citizenship in the communty as service providers," Lively told WND. "The
accusation in the past from the liberal side has been that CPCs are really
thinly veiled attempts at shutting abortion clinics down, and that they don’t
have an actual standing in the community of their own."