In Kentucky, the Louisville Metro Council is set to debate legislation that would allow healthcare facilities to create “buffer zones” outside their entrances. This would provide protection from COVID-19 and preserve access to services. This access is especially important for medical centers that provide abortion services. The EMW Women’s Surgical Center is the only licensed […]
Fate of 15-Foot Buffer Zone On Hold in Pittsburgh
The fate of a 15-foot buffer zone in Pittsburgh could be determined by a federal judge if city lawyers and anti-abortion protesters don’t come to an agreement first.
Supreme Court Decision Affects Buffer Zone Laws Around the Nation
Cities and states across the United States are dealing with the legal fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Massachusetts’ 35-foot abortion clinic buffer zone in McCullen v. Coakley in June.
Massachusetts Enacts New Law to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Facilities
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law yesterday a bill to help protect access to reproductive health care facilities in the state.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Work to Restore Protections for Abortion Clinics Following McCullen
The state of Massachusetts is expected to soon push legislation providing greater protections to reproductive health clinics following the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCullen v. Coakley.
The Supreme Court Just Ignored the Reality of Clinic Violence
Portraying buffer zone laws as a response to “clashes” of political opinion overlooks the harrowing history behind McCullen and the much larger trend of violence against abortion providers and patients that it represents.