Friday, January 11, 2013
Abortion clinic buffer zone upheld
Federal appeals court again upholds Mass. abortion clinic buffer zone law. According to a Boston Globe article: A federal appeals court has again upheld the Massachusetts abortion clinic buffer zone law, saying that the regulation protects the rights of patients while, at the same time, allowing others to express their opinions. “... the right of the state to take reasonable steps to ensure the safe passage of persons wishing to enter health care facilities cannot seriously be questioned.” Read the Feb. 2012 case which was upheld on Jan. 9th, 2013 at McCullen v. Coakley, 844 F.Supp. 2d 206.