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.
What’s the link between big money donors like the Koch brothers and the wave of anti-choice restrictions?
Attorneys for Mark Holick argue his “wanted” posters featuring a Wichita clinic operator were protected free speech, but a Kansas judge ruled a trial is necessary to decide.
In a setback for Florida anti-choice protesters, a federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction against the noise ordinance.
The attorney of a pastor accused of handing out “wanted” posters for a Wichita clinic operator says the pastor is protected by the First Amendment.
As someone who has worked with abortion providers and defended clinics for many years, I have learned that the only way to prevent anti-abortion protesters (or, “antis”) from physically interfering with women (and their accompanying partners, relatives or friends) going into a clinic is by relying on our own efforts – and not laws.
As more patients complain about harassment at a hospital newly providing abortions, the local Right to Life swear they are just “praying.”
More posters, more harassment at the only public abortion clinic in Mississippi as Jackson Women’s Health Organization runs out of options.
Citing escalating harassment at clinic entryways, the city council has voted to keep protesters at least 20 feet from doors and alleys.
In addition to imposing unnecessary and damaging limits and requirements on women’s medical care, do anti-abortion laws contribute to a social climate in which it is acceptable to terrorize me, my colleagues, and our patients?