Glessner said Harris lobbied for and supported the legislation, working "hand in glove" with NARAL to get it passed.
"Her fingerprints were on it from the very beginning," he said, adding that Harris' description of herself as a co-sponsor of the law "shows her enthusiasm for it, tells us of her activism in getting it passed."
Anne O'Connor, NIFLA's Vice President of Legal Affairs and co-counsel in arguing the case before the Supreme Court, told CNA that "NARAL lobbies against pregnancy centers in states and counties and municipalities to get laws passed that would silence pregnancy centers."
"That's exactly what NARAL did in California and with Harris' support, they had this law passed against us in 2015 that was just on its face clearly unconstitutional, but it took a few years to go up through the Supreme Court, where Harris and her office aggressively defended the law till we finally had the Supreme Court give us justice," O'Connor said.
"It's frustrating when someone has an abortion rights agenda that just blinds them to our other rights like free expression."
O'Connor said Harris' defense of the law cost the state of California over a million dollars in legal fees upon losing the case.
"She'll do anything for abortion and against pregnancy centers no matter what the cost," O'Connor told CNA.
Glessner called the Reproductive FACT Act "a clear violation of the first amendment right to free speech," and argued "the first amendment gives you the right to speak, but it also protects you from the government compelling you to speak."
He likened the Reproductive FACT Act to forcing the American Cancer Society to promote cigarettes.
"It's an outrageous mandate for people to violate their consciences," Glessner said.
O'Connor said Harris' record as attorney general and "her positions throughout her career have been very clear that she is for abortion no matter what and she's opposed to people who are against abortion."
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She added that she is concerned about efforts at a federal level to pass comparable legislation targeting pregnancy centers.
"I would fear that there would be federal legislation like what we fight in the states that targets pregnancy centers, which really shocks us because pregnancy centers do such great work," O'Connor said. "They're there on the front lines serving women day in and day out, providing them the support they need to make an educated choice."
Glessner echoed O'Connor's concerns, pointing to the impact of the election on the federal judiciary.
"Instead of us winning NIFLA vs. Beccera 5-4, we would be losing those cases," he said.
The Biden campaign did not respond to a request for comment on Harris' advocacy for the Reproductive FACT Act.
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