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View Diary: Buffer Zone Proposals Spawn Faulty Free Speech Arguments (28 comments)

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  •  No right to audience. (4+ / 0-)

    Correct. No one is guaranteed an audience and if these people are as innocent and gentle as they insist they are, they should have no problem backing off at the wishes of those who they are targeting.

    •  The question isn't whether they have to back (1+ / 0-)
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      Wendi Kent

      off when asked.  The question is whether they can approach in the first place.  Under Massachusetts law, as it stands right now, it is a crime to approach a woman within 35 feet of a women's health center and say "Can I speak with you about alternatives?"  It's also a crime to walk up to her and say "I support your right to choice."  

      •  That's correct. (0+ / 0-)

        However, if they want to continue their actions, they WILL have to back off in order to abide by the law which will then allow for closer engagement should it be accepted.

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