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Some Clinics See Uptick in Anti-Choice Harassment, Leading to Calls for More Buffer Zone Laws

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri

Reproductive rights advocates around the country are calling for additional safety measures, such as buffer zone laws, to protect staff and patients at reproductive health-care clinics.

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Buffer Zone Ordinance Passes in Madison, Wisconsin

Passed by the city council Tuesday, the new ordinance will require a 160-foot buffer zone around any health-care clinic in the city, with a fine of up to $750 for violators.

Passed by the city council Tuesday, the new ordinance will require a 160-foot buffer zone around any health-care clinic in the city, with a fine of up to $750 for violators.

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Buffer Zone Bill

The state senate rejected a committee recommendation that the bill be killed, and the measure to protect abortion patients now advances to the state house.

The state senate rejected a committee recommendation that the bill be killed, and the measure to protect abortion patients now advances to the state house.

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Federal Lawsuit Filed Challenging Portland Buffer Zone

The lawsuit filed on behalf of an evangelical couple and their high school children argues the buffer zone unconstitutionally blocks their ability to "counsel" patients entering reproductive health-care clinics.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of an evangelical couple and their high school children argues the buffer zone unconstitutionally blocks their ability to “counsel” patients entering reproductive health-care clinics.

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Fetal Rosaries, Our Lady of Fatima, and the Spanish Inquisition: Welcome to the 2014 March for Life

The March for Life, the yearly protest on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is a Catholic affair, supported by the bishops and the pope. And Republicans.

The March for Life, the yearly protest on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is a Catholic affair, supported by the bishops and the pope. And Republicans.

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Patient Safety Zone Law Passes in Portland, Maine

Anti-choice protesters in Englewood, New Jersey, can no longer come within an eight-foot radius of a health-care facility’s entrance, exit, or driveway, after the city council voted unanimously Tuesday to enact a buffer zone to protect patients from harassment.

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.

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Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law Moves Forward in Portland, Maine

Friday's ruling leaves in place a new ordinance that creates buffer zones at entrances to health-care facilities in the city while a legal challenge to its constitutionality moves forward.

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.

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“Do Women Have Too Many Rights?” Abby Johnson’s Dangerous Message Delivered With Sugar

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.

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40 Days of Hateful Rhetoric

Game-changer in Albuquerque and the hateful rhetoric heats up.

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Terry v. Newman

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.

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