November 15, 2013

Portland council to vote Monday on abortion clinic buffer zone

If adopted, a 39-foot buffer would take effect Dec. 18.

Staff Report

The Portland City Council is scheduled to take a final vote Monday on whether to enact a 39-foot buffer zone around reproductive health facilities.

click image to enlarge

In this October 2012 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators protest with graphic signs outside the Planned Parenthood of New England agency on Congress Street.

Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer

Related headlines

The proposal was triggered by regular anti-abortion protests outside Planned Parenthood’s clinic on Congress Street.

The buffer zone was recommended for council approval by the city’s Public Safety, Health and Human Services Committee.

If approved, the ordinance would take effect on Dec. 18.

The council meeting Monday starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)


More PPH Blogs