Madison
64° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

City will not enforce buffer zone ordinance

Published On: Jul 02 2014 07:11:21 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

A new Madison ordinance that sets a perimeter around certain areas, like abortion clinics, will not be enforced.

Madison city attorneys said part of the buffer zone ordinance will not be followed after the Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Massachusetts requiring protestors and pro-life counselors to remain 35 feet from the entrance of an abortion clinic.

The ordinance limited protesters to a 100-foot radius at certain health clinics. The city will continue to enforce the provision that forbids people from physical obstructing those attempting to enter health care facilities.

Advertisement
  • Indiana primary graphic

    CNN

    Presidential election moves to Indiana

    With the number of available delegates dwindling and the parties' national conventions two months away, Indiana's primary is poised to reshape the presidential primary election.

  • Foster Farms chicken nuggets

    USDA FSIS via CNN

    Notable recalls of 2016

    Several major product recalls have been reported in the United States in 2016. Check our list to see if you could be affected.

  • blue neon hotel vacancy sign

    kd kelly/SXC

    7 deadly sins for hotels

    Hair on the bathroom floor is gross, even when it's your own. It's one of those little things that turns happy travelers into disgruntled hotel guests. Check out the seven deadly sins to hoteliers.

Advertisement