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NYC hears legislation to create buffer zones around reproductive health clinics

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Yesterday, New York City Council public safety committee held hearings on legislation to protect center patients and physicians from protest and harassment. We speak to Jennifer Brown, Director of Reproductive Rights Unit in the Civil Rights Bureau of the office of the NYS Attorney General Elliott Spitzer, Arthur Eisenberg, Legal Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and Debra Sweet from the Reproductive Freedom Task Force of Refuse and Resist, debate legislation of buffer zones, free speech and First Amendment Rights at women’s health clinics.

Attorney Mara Verheyden-Hillard of the Partnership for Civil Justice, is suing Washington, D.C. Federal and local enforcement authorities for the erecting of a buffer zone between the anti-globalization protestors, and the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund joins the debate.

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