Fed. Judge Upholds Mass. Abortion Protest Law
A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law barring protests in 35-foot “buffer zones” around the entrances and driveways of abortion clinics.
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office defended the statute, which applies to reproductive health care facilities in Boston, Worcester and Springfield.
The law allows individuals to enter the buffer zone only to enter or leave the clinic or reach a destination other than the clinic.