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Buffer zone lines being repainted around Louisville abortion clinic after city mistake | News – Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 2021-09-19 23:38:26 –

Louisville, Kentucky (WDRB)-A bright yellow line showing the buffer zone outside the Louisville abortion clinic was obscured just hours after it was painted on Tuesday. But it wasn’t vandalism.

Metro Public Works will repaint the line outside the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in downtown on Wednesday due to an incorrect dimensional calculation in the ordinance approved by the Metro Council.

The line shows the city’s first safe haven to separate protesters from those entering and exiting the clinic. This line is meant to keep the protesters 10 feet away from the door.

Metro councilor Kathy Chambers Armstrong, D-8, one of the sponsors of the buffer zone ordinance, tweeted a photo of the newly painted line on Tuesday afternoon, but hours later, the line is there. Covered with seed gray paint or chalk.

A spokesman for Metro Public Works said the crew would remove the line on Tuesday night and re-stripe the area on Wednesday if weather permits.

Federal judge last week Rejected Pro Life Group Initiatives to Block City Ordinances It has established a buffer zone.

Proceedings Submitted in June He argued that the ordinance was unconstitutional and called on federal judges to block it and “restore the constitutional right of plaintiffs to carry out life-saving activities in traditional public places.”

According to the ordinance, protesters must be at least 10 feet away from the clinic entrance so that patients can safely enter and exit the building. Violators will be warned about the first breach. If they violate again, they face being quoted and fined.

The ordinance is Introduced in April After some members of the Metro Council said demonstrations at one of the only abortion clinics in the city, the clinic, were too aggressive and too dangerous.that Passed Metro Council in May..

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