Anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, stands at the painted edge of a buffer zone as she protests outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside women’s clinics in Massachusetts, saying that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.
Anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, stands at the painted edge of a buffer zone as she protests outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside women’s clinics in Massachusetts, saying that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters. File photo The Associated Press
Anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, stands at the painted edge of a buffer zone as she protests outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside women’s clinics in Massachusetts, saying that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters. File photo The Associated Press

Lewis Diuguid

June 27, 2014 10:25 AM

Supreme Court makes flawed ruling on abortion clinic buffer zones

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