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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

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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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