Judge Strikes Down New Jersey City’s Buffer Zone Ordinance Against Pro-Life Groups

A federal judge has struck down a New Jersey city’s ordinance that barred pro-life activists from being closer than eight feet from the entrance of abortion clinics.

District Court Judge Susan D. Wigenton ruled last week that the city of Englewood’s ordinance “violated the First Amendment” when it created “buffer zones” for pro-life protesters.

“Defendant created a sweeping regulation that burdens the free speech of individuals, not just in front of the clinic, but at healthcare and transitional facilities citywide,” wrote Judge Wigenton.

“[T]he ordinance creates a buffer zone around all healthcare facilities in the city, despite the fact that the evidence shows that the ordinance was adopted in response to protestors outside of one specific healthcare facility — the [abortion] clinic.”

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