Abortion

Justices Seem Doubtful About Abortion Protest Buffer Zone Laws

35-foot zone around abortion clinics

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The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down a Massachusetts law setting a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.

Liberal and conservative justices alike expressed misgivings about the law during arguments at the high court Wednesday. They questioned the size of the zone and whether the state could find less restrictive ways of ensuring patient access and safety.