The Debate Over The Legalization Of Abortions

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This is not a fictional story, but instead an illustration of Hill v. Colorado, one of the many anti-abortion protest cases that would make it’s way to the Supreme Court’s attention from 1990s to the early 2000. The legalization of abortions has long been a controversial subject since it was found to be constitutional in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortions on Jan 22, 1973. Several court cases including: McCullen v. Coakley and Hill v. Colorado to name a couple, have challenged the laws concerning protesting that came with the legalization of abortions, as it stands. This case note will scrutinize the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish buffer zones outside of abortion clinics, contending women’s constitutional rights to abort an unwanted pregnancies without harassment.
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After the legalization of abortions, many anti-abortion protestors made the sidewalks their platform to get their messages across. Over the years many incidences occurred across United States outside of abortion clinics. In Massachusetts the violence became some prevalent that in 2000 the state court passed the “Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act”. In 2007, the Act was amendment and “denied protestors the rights to utilize the sidewalk within 35-feet from the entrance, driveways, and exits of a Reproductive Health Care Facilities (RHCF)” quote. The law allow a few exception including: workers of the facilities, those entering and leaving the facilities, and people using the sidewalk to get from one…
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