Chicago aldermen move to establish quiet zone around downtown abortion clinic

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Following anti-abortion protests and alleged “attempts to harass and intimidate women seeking health care services” at a downtown abortion clinic, aldermen moved Monday to create a new “noise sensitive zone” in the streets surrounding the facility. The City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted to bar protesters from using a bullhorn, loudspeaker or hitting a drum or other object “to produce a sharp percussive noise so as to interfere with the functions” of Family Planning Associates clinic. Two aldermen voted against the proposal, citing concerns about protesters’ rights and how o…

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