Pro-life protesters are suing the city
of Burlington over a buffer zone placed around the Planned Parenthood clinic in
The City Council enacted the so-called
safety zone this summer, requiring anti-abortion protesters to stay 35 feet
away from the clinic on St. Paul Street. It was meant to protect patients of
the clinic from harassment. Encroaching on that area can get you a $500 fine.
Six of the protesters filed suit in
federal court saying the restriction violates their constitutional rights to