The ordinance, which took effect immediately, protects patients of the city’s only abortion clinic, who have said they faced a weekly “gauntlet” of harassment from protesters with the Pro-Life Missionaries of Maine.
The Portland City Council’s Public Safety, Health and Human Services Committee unanimously passed an ordinance establishing a 39-foot “patient safety zone” outside the women’s health clinic.
Pro-life activist Abby Johnson came to the University of Washington in Seattle last week. While I feel pro-choice protestors were disrespectful of her right to speak, Johnson’s beliefs, being played out in legislation across the country, are the far more dangerous affront to human rights and freedom, especially for women.
Game-changer in Albuquerque and the hateful rhetoric heats up.
The dispute between Randall Terry and Troy Newman sheds light on the way that activism can satisfy a person’s hunger for attention and influence—how it can become a power trip.
Patients at our family planning clinic are frightened and threatened by the anti-birth control crusaders who protest in front of our building on a regular basis.