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Abortion buffer zone laws begin falling after Supreme Court ruling
Abortion buffer zone laws begin falling after Supreme Court ruling

Less than two weeks after a Supreme Court ruling struck down a Massachusetts law requiring protesters to stay outside a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, cities around the country are moving to repeal similar laws or are not enforcing the buffer zones. That is leading abortion rights advocates to worry that women may not seek the medical care they need because of fear of being harassed or intimidated outside clinics. "Ever since that decision, many women have had their access denied as a practical matter,” Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley said last week. On Monday night, the city council in Portland, Maine, repealed an ordinance that required protesters...

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