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Painted ‘buffer zone’ now protects Louisville abortion clinic from protesters – Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 2021-09-20 21:51:07 –

Louisville, Kentucky (WAVE)-A line drawn around the entrance to the only abortion clinic in Kentucky indicates that protesters cannot stand near people entering and exiting the building.

In May, the Louisville Metro Council passed a safety zone law that allowed 10 feet of cushioning material to be installed between the building and the protesters.

Patients and employees at the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville Often harassed when they enter and exit the building By defenders against abortion. Those pro-life demonstrators said they had the right to talk to women entering the clinic to have an abortion.

The Louisville Safe Zones Union aims to support the passage of the Safe Zones Act by creating “a narrow path for people entering and exiting medical facilities while preserving freedom of speech and the rights of protesters to meetings.” Said there is. The Union consists of the Kentucky Health and Justice Network, the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, the Louisville Clinic Escort, the Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates East, and the Reproductive Choices of the Kentucky Religious Union.

Metro councilor Kathy Chambers Armstrong (District D8) said the public space protection order would have a significant impact.

“These simple lines will have a significant impact on people’s ability to access medical care safely,” Armstrong said in a statement. “Thanks to all those who have helped defend the safe zone. I am honored to stand with you to support the dignity and safety of our patients.”

The Metro Public Health and Wellness and Louisville Metro Police Department receive all reports of incidents in the buffer zone.

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