Anti-abortion groups get do-over on Louisville buffer law
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Anti-abortion groups challenging a new Louisville law will be given a second chance to make their case to a federal judge. The law creates a buffer zone that pushes protesters away from a downtown abortion clinic.
U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings declined to dismiss the groups’ lawsuit.
The judge ruled the plaintiffs misinterpreted the ordinance, thinking it encircled the entire city block. The new law passed in May creates a 10-foot-wide zone outside health care facilities, including the EMW Women’s clinic.