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Where Free Speech Collides With Abortion Rights

posted on January 13, 2014

The New York Times‘ Adam Liptak profiles Eleanor McCullen, an anti-abortion advocate who is challenging a 2007 Massachusetts law that creates a buffer zone between an abortion clinic and protesters. “Early last Wednesday, bundled up against the 7-degree cold, Ms. McCullen said she found the line to be intimidating, frustrating and a violation of her First Amendment rights,” Liptak writes. “The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in her challenge to the law.” In an interview, the state’s Attorney General Martha Coakley said, “This law is access balanced with speech balanced with public safety. It has worked extremely well.”

Read at The New York Times