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January-18-00

U. S. Supreme Court to Hear Case of Protective 'Bubble' for Abortion Clinics

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in Hill v. Colorado on whether the 1993 Colorado law that establishes a protective bubble around abortion clinics legally protects patients from harassment or violates demonstrators' right to free speech.

The Colorado law prohibits demonstrators within a 100 ft. of a health-care facility entrance from getting closer than 8 feet to patients without their consent. Anyone who violates the law faces up to six months in jail and $750 fine.

Following the oral arguments for Hill v. Colorado, the Feminist Majority Foundation will release the results of our 1999 Clinic Violence Survey at a joint press conference with the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

The press conference is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19 at 1:00 pm at the National Press Club Conference Room and will feature Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation, Vicki Saporta, Executive Director, National Abortion Federation, and Jacquelyn Lendsey, Vice President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lucinda Finley, Professor of Law, University of Buffalo, who drafted an amicus brief on behalf of 19 amici (including FMF, NAF and PPFA) for the State of Colorado.

Media Resources: The Nando Times - January 17, 2000 and Feminist Majority Foundation


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