Supreme Court decisions

Supreme Court strikes down buffer zone at abortion clinics

The Su­preme Court has re­jec­ted Mas­sachu­setts’ ef­fort to en­force a 35-foot buf­fer zone around abor­tion clin­ics.

The nar­rowly writ­ten 9-0 de­cision is a free-speech vic­tory for op­pon­ents of abor­tion. It up­holds the rights of “side­walk coun­selors” who wish to speak to young preg­nant wo­men to per­suade them against hav­ing an abor­tion.