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On October 1st, 2019 the city of Jackson, Mississippi passed a buffer-zone law prohibiting free speech near healthcare facilities, which includes the last remaining abortion facility in the state of Mississippi. By looking at the events leading up to this ordinance being passed, pro-life advocates can learn to make better strategic decisions to prevent buffer-zone laws from being passed in their city. Some pro-lifers argue that buffer-zones are unconstitutional, but whether or not this ordinance is eventually upheld (like Hill v Colorado was in 2000) or dismissed, it is undeniably a devastating blow to sidewalk counseling in Mississippi as well as throughout the country.
For more information:
Consent Decree Pro-life Mississippi v Horton 2016:
City Council Meeting Sept. 26th, see item 8:
Hill v. Colorado Supreme Court decision:
News report from MSN:
News report from the Guardian:
Clinic escort group Facebook page:
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