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Only 16 States And DC Have Laws Protecting Clinic Access

Only 16 States And D.C. Have Laws Protecting Abortion Clinic Access The federal government enacted the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) in 1994, which prohibits intentional property damage to abortion clinics, as well as the use of physical force or intimidation to prevent someone from entering a facility that provides reproductive health care. Some states have implemented laws to further protect providers and patients, including legislation creating protected "buffer zones" around clinics. States with protected zones around abortion clinics* State has passed a law allowing protected zones around abortion clinics, but measure has not yet taken effect States without protected zones, but that prohibit certain actions against abortion clinics and staff COLORADO 8-foot zone within 100 feet of door MONTANA MASSACHUSETTS NEW HAMPSHIRE 8-foot zone within 36 feet of door 35-foot zone around 25-foot zone around entrances and walkways entrances D.C. *Some local governments have also implemented protected zones around clinics. Specific prohibited actions against clinics or staff California Online harassment D.C. Excessive noise, trespassing Kansas Maine Excessive noise, releasing a noxious odor Maryland Michigan Minnesota Montana Nevada New York North Carolina Possessing a weapon during a demonstration Oregon Washington Excessive noise, trespassing Wisconsin Trespassing Source: Guttmacher, ThinkProgress THE HUFFINGTON POST

Only 16 States And DC Have Laws Protecting Clinic Access

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The Supreme Court ruled on McCullen v. Coakley in June, striking down a Massachusetts law requiring protesters to stay at least 35 feet from an abortion clinic's entrance and walkways. Only three o...

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