New restrictions on pro-lifers’ rights in Massachusetts

New restrictions on pro-lifers’ rights in Massachusetts

According to Operation Rescue Boston a new abortion clinic buffer zone law is being proposed in Massachusetts.

Baby killing groups plan to announce new legislation on Wednesday that aims to expand buffer zones around abortion clinics. State law mandates a 6-foot buffer zone around patients within an 18-foot radius of an abortion clinic entrance, but supporters of an expanded zone say the current law is tough to enforce. Current law also prohibits protesters from approaching clinic patients with pamphlets or information without the patient’s consent. The new legislation is backed by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. Many of those same pro-death groups originally sought a larger buffer zone, but settled for the legislative compromise. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Jarrett Barrios (D-Cambridge), will outline the new proposal at a press conference in the Senate Reading Room on Wednesday at 11 am.

Barrios is the openly gay state senator who was one of the leading opponents of the constitutional amendment to protect marriage and who plans to run for state attorney general in 2006. The choice of today to introduce this bill, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, more than suggests a demonic influence.

[Update: Barrios is running for Middlesex County DA, not attorney general. The current Middlesex DA, Martha Coakley, is running for AG. The current AG, Tom Reilly, who used to be Middlesex DA, is running for governor. Capisce? Incidentally, a friend writes that he’s surprised Barrios chose the Feast of the Holy Innocents. After all, during the gay marriage debates last year he kept telling everyone what a “devout” Catholic he is.]

Another grim abortion-related anniversary as well

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Domenico Bettinelli