I would like to comment on the July 16 letter to the editor “Gantlet of clinic protesters intimidating to patients.”

One can hardly pick up a newspaper or turn on a television, a cellphone or a computer without reading an article about bullying. Anti-bullying bills and laws are being passed in our schools and in our workplaces, etc.

I find it ironic that the recent Supreme Court ruling considers buffer zones outside Planned Parenthood a violation of the protesters’ freedom of speech. I would like to ask the Supreme Court: How is allowing people to intimidate and harass those seeking medical appointments any different from bullying?

Dan Arseneault