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Supreme Court Examines Free Speech Rights of Anti-Abortion Demonstrators

HeadlineJan 19, 2000

The Supreme Court takes a new look at the free speech rights of anti-abortion demonstrators today. The case being argued involves a Colorado law that requires protesters to stay at least eight feet away from people entering healthcare clinics, unless someone agrees to closer contact to talk or take a leaflet. Clinton administration in eighteen states are backing Colorado. Justice Department lawyers say the law aims to ensure safe access to healthcare facilities.

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