Americans United for Life: Protecting one pro-life protester at a time

by E. Carroll

-AUL “filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to hear a challenge to, and ultimately strike down, a 2007 Massachusetts law criminalizing the peaceful exercise of First Amendment rights outside abortion clinics.”  AUL goes on to argue their position by saying, “The 2007 law establishes a 35 foot ‘no-enter zone,’ also known as a bubble zone, around state abortion clinics.  Citizens who advise against abortion within this zone can be arrested for exercising their First Amendment rights. Under the law, anyone who, at the request of a woman entering an abortion clinic, approaches her to talk is subject to immediate arrest. Incredibly, an abortion clinic employee or ‘escort’ may enter the ‘zone’ and convince the woman to proceed into the clinic and undergo an abortion.”  http://www.aul.org/PR_12-21-09

-In related news, AUL also “filed an amicus brief in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, detailing the links between abortion and the increased risk of depression and suicide.  The brief seeks to overturn a lower court’s decision that abortion providers in South Dakota are not required to inform women of these risks.”  http://www.aul.org/PR_12-22-09

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One Response

  1. Dear EC, thank you for the review and analysis. And the links to AUL.

    We Tweeted and linked:

    Would it be possible to hyper- the links in your post?

    Thanks again,

    Jack (and Charmaine)

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