The Supreme Court today overturned the Massachusetts law that set a buffer zone around abortion clinics as a violation of the First Amendment of protesters.
In its ruling, the court said the buffer zones prevented "personal, caring, consensual conversations with women about various alternatives" to abortion, in violation of the First Amendment and that, in fact, by pushing what the court said were not "protesters"...Read more
Associated Press reports the court will consider whether a law that bans anti-abortion activists from getting within 35 feet of people entering clinics violates their First Amendment rights.
In January, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the law, again, saying no "creative recalibration of First Amendment principles" would trump the privacy rights of clinic patients and that the Massachusetts...Read more
A federal appeals court once again upheld efforts by Massachusetts lawmakers to protect patients at abortion clinics and rejected the latest legal challenge by people who say they have a First Amendment right to get in the face of women entering the clinics.
In a decision that drips with the basic sentiment of "enough, already," the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in...Read more
Massachusetts Family Institute wants your help.
You have probably seen them on cars around the state, and you may even have one on your car, and that is the â€śChoose Lifeâ€ť license plate that helps get critical funds to pregnancy resource centers while also promoting the pro-life cause simply by appearing on cars.
At MA Family Institute, the pro-life...Read more
Cardinal Sean O'Malley blogs about his participation in Ted Kennedy's funeral, defends his decision from Kennedy haters and adds that he used his brief time talking to President Obama to tell him the church will only support universal health care if it does not include abortion provisions.
There was an anti-abortion protest on Harvard Street in Brookline on Monday night with approximately 40 people including one dressed as the grim reaper blocking the sidewalk. Other "highlights" included a large trailer with some pretty graphic images on it. While I absolutely support free speech and the right to assembly, it was a little invasive and disturbing.Read more
Domenico signs a petition asking Archbishop Sean O'Malley to either get Catholic Charities to disinvite Tom Menino from a banquet next week or fire its board. At issue: Menino's stances on abortion and gay marriage.
... While this is obviously a difficult request, we believe in our hearts that this is a necessary step that must be taken. The people of Boston have lost...Read more
This Sunday is Boston Knit Out and Crochet on the Tremont Street side of the Common, between noon and 4. It's
an annual festival to introduce and educate the public about the crafts of knitting and crochet, through lessons, demonstrations, displays, and resources.