Pro-lifers not resting case against Chicago bubble zone

Friday, June 9, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

protest outside San Antonio PP clinicA national pro-life organization has developed a strategy to boost a case against a Chicago "bubble zone" law to the U.S. Supreme Court so that they can get a positive verdict against it.

Chicago enacted a bubble zone rule of 50 feet from abortion clinic entrances, stating that once in that bubble, pro-life counselors could get no closer than eight feet from someone entering the clinic. Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League says his organization filed suit against that rule about two years ago.

"We have documented the many ways that this law has been abused – the way it's been used harass pro-lifers," he tells OneNewsNow. "Plus, the fact that it's been only actually used in any kind of police action a couple of times, and in every instance those cases have been dismissed."

In contrast to the restriction on pro-lifers, abortion proponents – including clinic escorts – can enter into the same bubble zone and confront pro-lifers, screaming and yelling at them if they choose. Scheidler contends that one form of speech is restricted while another is not.

Scheidler, Eric (Pro-Life Action League)"We got some traction with our judge on that point, and she really saw that there was a serious problem going on here and encouraged us to come to a settlement with the city – and we did that," he says.

"The reason why we want to settle this part of the lawsuit and get an arrangement with the city, where they're going to do some more training with police and so forth, is so that we can then appeal on the constitutional challenge, the facial challenge."

However, the judge upheld the bubble zone rule. Scheidler and his attorneys want the case to go to the Supreme Court, which ruled in an earlier case (McCullen v. Coakley in 2014) that a 35-foot bubble zone in Massachusetts was unconstitutional.

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