June 27, 2014 --
America’s foremost grassroots pro-life activist organization is applauding U.S. Supreme Court ruling in McCullen v. Coakley. The nation’s high court struck down the restrictive Massachusetts abortion clinic buffer zone law, allowing pro-life sidewalk counselors to resume sharing life-saving alternatives with abortion bound women.
“Today’s ruling is a great vindication of sidewalk counseling,” declared Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League. “The justices in the majority recognize that our compassionate pro-life outreach to mothers outside abortion clinics deserves the protection of the First Amendment.” The Pro-Life Action League is an internationally recognized leader in training pro-life advocates for sidewalk counseling. This peaceful ministry consists of gently reaching out to women outside of abortion clinics, presenting them with life-saving alternatives.
The court struck down a Massachusetts-imposed 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics. Within this zone, pro-life speech was completely — and unconstitutionally — banned. Similar restrictions enacted elsewhere in the country are expected to be overturned as a result of today’s ruling.
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