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Pennsylvania’s New ‘Women’s Health Caucus’ Unveils Package of Pro-Active Bills

Wednesday morning, the Pennsylvania legislature’s Women’s Health Caucus—just established this spring—unveiled its first enterprise: a package of bills that pro-actively address women’s physical health, financial security, and personal safety.

Wednesday morning, the Pennsylvania legislature’s Women’s Health Caucus—just established this spring—unveiled its first enterprise: a package of bills that pro-actively address women’s physical health, financial security, and personal safety.

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Legal Wrap: SCOTUS Stays Out of Texas Abortion Fight, But May Jump Into Contraception Cases

The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.

The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.

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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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Judge Upholds ‘Quiet Zone’ Around Florida Abortion Clinic

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.

In a setback for Florida anti-choice protesters, a federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction against the noise ordinance.

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Legal Wrap: Former Kansas AG Loses Law License, Conservatives Won’t Quit With Contraception Challenges

One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.

One former attorney general loses his law license for ethics violations when he was in office, while the former mayor of San Diego pleads guilty to charges of sexual harassment.

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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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Portland, Maine, Considers Proposal for Buffer Zone Around Abortion Clinic

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 has agreed to proceed with public comment regarding a potential buffer zone to protect patients of the city’s abortion clinic from being harassed and intimidated by anti-choice protesters.

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San Francisco Plans Buffer Zone to Combat Antis Who Swear They Aren’t Harassing Anyone

anti-planned parenthood protesters with signs

Anti-choice activists say a buffer is unnecessary. What they don’t mention is that they were protesting the Planned Parenthood even before it offered abortions.

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First Circuit Again Upholds Massachusetts’ Clinic Buffer Zone Law

(Dig Boston)

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has made it clear that women and clinic workers have a right to safely access abortion clinics.

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Battle Over Maine Clinic May Drive Portland to Consider a Buffer Zone

Prochoice and antichoice protesters outside the Portland clinic. (Noah Hurowitz/BDN)

As two sides begin to draw more massive crowds, one city council considers passing a buffer zone to protect women.

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