Abortion showdown: U.S. Supreme Court weighs limits on clinic protests

There are 8 comments on the Inside Bay Area story from Feb 18, 2014, titled Abortion showdown: U.S. Supreme Court weighs limits on clinic protests. In it, Inside Bay Area reports that:

In drought or drizzle, a group of abortion foes gathers on a sidewalk here each Thursday morning outside a Planned Parenthood clinic tucked in a nondescript strip mall next to a dry cleaner's and a nail salon.

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“Define Necessity”

Since: Mar 13

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#1 Feb 18, 2014
Women have a right to access legal medical procedures, just as these protestors do.
Telling women they are going to hell, and that their pregnancies should be gestated regardless of their own needs and feelings, in deference to those of the protestors, is not protected speech. The Supreme Court will not recognize the right to employ intimidation and coercion on people seeking legal medical care, nor the right to practice one's religion against another.
This is America...our Constitution prevents that sort of thing.

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#2 Feb 19, 2014
Unfortunately, the protesters often physically block the women from accessing the clinic.

“Define Necessity”

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#3 Feb 19, 2014
Very true. There is a vast difference between 'talking to someone' and spitting in their face while screaming epithets and curses at them. An even vaster difference between that, and throwing rocks, blood-soaked fabric, or jars of embalmed fetii at women attempting access to a clinic. And a chasm between ANY of that, and blowing a doctor up during church services he was attending.

The buffer zones need to stay. These folks are insane.

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#4 Feb 19, 2014
dedbebbies wrote:
Very true. There is a vast difference between 'talking to someone' and spitting in their face while screaming epithets and curses at them. An even vaster difference between that, and throwing rocks, blood-soaked fabric, or jars of embalmed fetii at women attempting access to a clinic. And a chasm between ANY of that, and blowing a doctor up during church services he was attending.
The buffer zones need to stay. These folks are insane.
It is complete insanity. The anti-abortionists want to save fetuses, but don't think twice about assaulting the woman carrying the fetus.

“Define Necessity”

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#5 Feb 19, 2014
Helix Galaxy wrote:
<quoted text>It is complete insanity. The anti-abortionists want to save fetuses, but don't think twice about assaulting the woman carrying the fetus.
She's merely a vessel, a walking uterus, to these crazy idiots. They worship the fetus, and couldn't possibly care any less about the woman within whom it resides. She made her bed when she gapped her legs, and is now irrelevant except for her ability to be used as an incubator.

The recent case in Texas, of a woman's corpse being forced to continue gestation against her expressed living wishes and those of her family, proves this incontrovertibly.

Since: Feb 07

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#7 Mar 4, 2014
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-told... The AGENDA hates all who don't sign on.
dedbebbies wrote:
Women have a right to access legal medical procedures, just as these protestors do.
Telling women they are going to hell, and that their pregnancies should be gestated regardless of their own needs and feelings, in deference to those of the protestors, is not protected speech. The Supreme Court will not recognize the right to employ intimidation and coercion on people seeking legal medical care, nor the right to practice one's religion against another.
This is America...our Constitution prevents that sort of thing.
Cordwainer Trout

Leitchfield, KY

#8 Mar 4, 2014
Helix Galaxy wrote:
<quoted text>It is complete insanity. The anti-abortionists want to save fetuses, but don't think twice about assaulting the woman carrying the fetus.
All you pro-abortion posters have exposed yourself for what you are... baseless, goddamn liars. If you actually had any authority on the issue, you wouldn't have to lie. There has been extremely limited numbers of violent protest against abortion, yet the 57 Million babies you've killed for convenience and lust are nothing but violence.

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#9 Mar 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
All you pro-abortion posters have exposed yourself for what you are... baseless, goddamn liars. If you actually had any authority on the issue, you wouldn't have to lie. There has been extremely limited numbers of violent protest against abortion, yet the 57 Million babies you've killed for convenience and lust are nothing but violence.
First of all, I haven't murdered anyone. If you are so concerned about fetuses, why are you not flipping the bill for all these women to carry full term?? All you have is a big mouth and offer no financial help to these women. Flip the bill for these women, coward.

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