Tag Archives: Clinic violence

WLP Statement: Victory in Pittsburgh Buffer Zone Case

Amid a documented rise in targeted harassment of patients and doctors, anti-choice activists have been aggressively trying to knock down the Pittsburgh buffer zone. In 2015, “pro-life” protesters sued the city of Pittsburgh, claiming the city’s 15-foot statutory buffer zone, … Continue reading

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Judge Denies Protesters’ Attempt to Preliminarily Enjoin Harrisburg Clinic Buffer Zone Ordinance

U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo of the Middle District of Pennsylvania turned aside an effort by three abortion opponents to preliminarily enjoin Harrisburg’s “buffer zone” ordinance while their lawsuit against the ordinance is pending. The ordinance, implemented in 2012, bans … Continue reading

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Protesters Still Fighting to Knock Down Pittsburgh Buffer Zone

As reports of targeted harassment of abortion providers spike in the wake of failed propaganda videos released last year, anti-abortion advocates are continuing efforts to chisel away protective spaces outside of healthcare facilities designed to help shield patients and staff … Continue reading

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Invitation: #ProtectTheZonePA Twitter Town Hall, 10AM on 1/20

You’re invited! When: 10AM – 10:30AM on Wednesday, January 20 What: Twitter Town Hall at #ProtectTheZonePA Featured participants include:  @LarryFarnese, Pennsylvania Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is a former clinic escort and the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 1105, a bill … Continue reading

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WLP Supports New Anti-Abortion Clinic Violence & Harassment Bill

  Modeled on federal legislation, new bill protects doctors, staff and patients PENNSYLVANIA – Anti-abortion extremists have long used acts of violence such as arson and mass shootings in a severely misguided campaign to “stop abortion.” Recently, it has been … Continue reading

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2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly

There’s no need to sugarcoat 2015: The attack on reproductive rights is still going strong. A well-funded anti-choice movement is attempting to block not only women’s access to legal abortion, but contraception and preventative care also. Clinic violence and targeted … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It: November at the Women’s Law Project

Contributions to Justice Our Executive Director Carol Tracy celebrated her 25th anniversary leading the Women’s Law Project by traveling to Washington, DC to be honored with the President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Justice from the American Society of Criminology. … Continue reading

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