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Old 28 Feb 2006, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Supreme Court rules against abortion clinics
Justices rule anti-abortion protests may not be banned using extortion laws

Updated: 1:19 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2006

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to abortion clinics in a two-decade-old legal fight over anti-abortion protests, ruling that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations.

Anti-abortion groups brought the appeal after the 7th Circuit had asked a trial judge to determine whether a nationwide injunction could be supported by charges that protesters had made threats of violence absent a connection with robbery or extortion.

The 8-0 decision ends a case that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had kept alive despite a 2003 decision by the high court that lifted a nationwide injunction on anti-abortion groups led by Joseph Scheidler and others.

In Tuesday’s ruling, Justice Stephen Breyer said Congress did not intend to create “a freestanding physical violence offense” in the federal extortion law known as the Hobbs Act.

Instead, Breyer wrote, Congress chose to address violence outside abortion clinics in 1994 by passing the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which set parameters for such protests.

The Supreme Court's ruling is a setback for abortion groups, taking away a powerful weapon they had used against organized protesters.

There has been a significant development since the National Organization for Women began its legal campaign against abortion protesters years ago: Congress passed the Federal Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) law, which makes it a crime to engage some of the behavior the women's groups originally targeted.

Even so, women's groups are sure to see the ruling as a blow for two reasons. First, it takes away a weapon they used to strike at the finances of abortion protesters, by suing for money damages. And second, many women's groups find FACE unsatisfying, because it depends on the willingness of local prosecutors to invoke it.

Social activists and the AFL-CIO had sided with anti-abortion protesters in arguing that similar lawsuits and injunctions could be used to thwart their efforts to change public policy or agitate for better wages and working conditions.
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Call me crazy, but this is a free speech issue. Normal laws apply for harassment, and you can't hold a group of people responsible for the actions of a few kooks. Therefore if people want to hold up signs of dead fetuses and the like from the federally required distance (there are laws about how close to an abortion clinic protestors can stand/march), the people who work at and utilize clinics are gonna have to deal.



Also...I love how no news media outlet calls them Pro-Life anymore...I mean, we can't have people associating the word "Abortion" with death, now...can we?? But no....the media isn't biased in favor of Liberals...no...



But anyway, discuss your opinion...not on abortion...but is this a free speech issue?? I'm of the understanding that it is and there are a few other things in here that lend me a couple of things to say, but I'd like to hear from you first.

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Old 28 Feb 2006, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the same point of view you have Glue, this is more a freedom of speech issues rather than abortion. Like you just said , if someone wants to protest near a clinic let them do it as long as it doesn't obstruct any labor.
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