An appeals court as ruled that pro-life pregnancy centers in Maryland do not have to post disclaimers that they don't provide abortions or birth control.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled in favor of Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, the Archbishop of Baltimore and a Roman Catholic Church.
The court struck down two ordinances that required pregnancy counseling centers to post signs, indicating they don't provide those services.
"At a time when religious freedom is being challenged on many fronts, this ruling represents a major victory for the First Amendment," Archbishop William Lori said in response to the verdict.
Centro Tepeyac Women's Center also won its challenge to a Montgomery County ordinance, requiring the center to say it doesn't have a medical professional on staff and encouraging women who may be pregnant to seek medical advice.