SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

January 16, 2014

Salem lawyer part of Supreme Court abortion case

(Continued)

Buffer zones were created in Massachusetts after a 1994 tragedy in which a gunman, John Salvi, killed two clinic employees and wounded five others.

Massachusetts passed its first buffer-zone law in 2000, establishing an 18-foot zone. That law included a “floating zone” that allowed anti-abortion advocates to move closer, Moran said.

The distance was increased to 35 feet several years later.

The Supreme Court will issue a ruling by June.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape
Comments Tracker