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Supreme Court to hear case concerning buffer zone at abortion clinics
AP via Kingsport TN Times News ^ | January 11, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN

Posted on 01/12/2014 7:34:39 AM PST by don-o

BOSTON — Eleanor McCullen clutches a baby’s hat knit in pink and blue as she patrols a yellow semicircle painted on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood health clinic on a frigid December morning with snow in the forecast.

The painted line marks 35 feet from the clinic’s entrance and that’s where the 77-year-old McCullen and all other abortion protesters and supporters must stay under a Massachusetts law that is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. Arguments are set for Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; buffwezone

1 posted on 01/12/2014 7:34:39 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o
None of this crap would be happening with abortion if the Supremes in 1973 wouldn't have invalidated state laws. That's the real pro-choice argument for being pro-life - states had their own laws and regulations on abortions, we didn't have none of these protests, marches, abortion doctor killings, and divisiveness every election cycle that has happened since 1973.

Now's the time for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade and let the states regulate (and ban) abortions.

2 posted on 01/12/2014 7:38:38 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: don-o

Why don’t they force union protesters into the same situation? Rather than blocking an entrance to a factory, etc., force the union goons to march around in little circles too.


3 posted on 01/12/2014 7:40:01 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: don-o

How about a buffer zone for the Black Panthers at polling places?


4 posted on 01/12/2014 7:41:16 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Cowboy Bob

“Why don’t they force union protesters into the same situation? Rather than blocking an entrance to a factory, etc., force the union goons to march around in little circles too.”

I like it!


5 posted on 01/12/2014 7:43:45 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: don-o

For a while this man was protesting in front of the local “woman’s health clinic.” He was unkempt and dressed in a ratty suit coat. His shoes were unmatched and he had some poorly made poster board signs. While I appreciate his screaming efforts, he didn’t do anything positive for the cause. Several times I saw a deputy talking to him. He’d thump his hand on a bible in loud response. But he did maintain quite a distance from the building. Finally, he wasn’t there anymore. Sad, really. I’d so much rather a nicely dressed woman with a few young kids.


6 posted on 01/12/2014 7:49:16 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: don-o

Who speaks for the baby?? Not the SCOTUS that’s certain.


7 posted on 01/12/2014 8:16:01 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: don-o
In reality, what is happening in the clinic is that women are going inside in order to have their babies extracted from them.

And, in reality, the people standing outside are no different from a fireman preparing to rescue someone inside a burning building.

8 posted on 01/12/2014 8:17:39 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

My first thought as well. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 8:42:10 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Gen.Blather

Why not you? I suggest you have a go at it. God Himself will provide you with the words to say.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 9:26:25 AM PST by jobim (.)
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But the aggressive beggar can get in your face because of his “constitutional rights”.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 12:56:30 PM PST by pluvmantelo (The thing of it is, we must live with the living- Michel de Montaigne)
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