Evangelical Shapleigh couple, children sue Portland over abortion clinic buffer zone

Feb 13, 2014 Full story: Bangor Daily News

An Evangelical Shapleigh couple and two of their seven children are challenging a Portland city ordinance preventing protests within 39 feet of an abortion clinic, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday the buffer zone is an infringement on their constitutional right to free speech.

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john clary

Portland, ME

#1 Feb 13, 2014
it hurt local busnesses in thee area-1 had too close -

Glastonbury, CT

#2 Feb 14, 2014
How does a buffer zone hurt their free speech? They can't say what they have to say 39 feet from the building?

Peabody, MA

#3 Feb 16, 2014
It hurts free speech because then they cannot stand right at the front door of the clinic and tell everyone who comes in and out how wrong abortion really is.

Murderers... how about we put you on a table from 39 feet across the street then use a 39 foot cable to rip your unborn baby out? nice hunh?

Clarino wrote:
How does a buffer zone hurt their free speech? They can't say what they have to say 39 feet from the building?

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