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Liberty Counsel fighting 'buffer zone' law

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with U.S. flagLiberty Counsel continues its legal effort to fight abortion clinic buffer zones, this time in Pennsylvania.

Last week, Liberty Counsel filed a brief in the federal case Reilly v City of Harrisburg, seeking a preliminary injunction against a "buffer zone" ordinance enacted by the City of Harrisburg.

Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel's founder, says the ordinance prohibits pro-life speech on public sidewalks up to 70 feet outside a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Staver

"We represent two women who are sidewalk counselors," he tells OneNewsNow. "They are peaceful. They are on public sidewalks, and they share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And they also tell women about abortion, and they give them alternatives to abortion and places that can help them rather than kill their baby."

Liberty Counsel filed suit on behalf of the pro-life activists, lost its case in a lower court, then appealed the ruling.

"The court of appeals ruled in our favor," Staver reports, "and now we're back to the lower court to strike down this buffer zone."

The court fight has been dragging on for a while, says Staver, who hopes the court will rule quickly because women continue to take the lives of their unborn children.
 

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