Supreme Court rules 9-0 that sidewalk abortion clinic buffer zones violate free speech

Supreme Court  unanimous against abortion buffer zones
photo from life news article below

In a unanimous decision the supreme court declared buffer zones like the one in Massachusetts to be illegal.  The 35 foot buffer zone that the Burlington Vermont City Council was based upon the Massachusetts case.  This is great news for free speech and those pro-lifers who stand weekly at abortion clinics.

“While the ruling is great news for the free speech of anti-abortion advocates, this isn’t about us……(s)idewalk counselors can’t stop women from having abortions, but they can offer information, resources, and just a listening ear  to those young women who feel desperate and alone,” stated Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/26/supreme-court-unanimously-rules-pro-lifers-have-free-speech-at-abortion-clinics/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/us/supreme-court-abortion-clinic-protests.html