BREAKING: Louisville Metro installs Safety Zone outside of Kentucky's only independent abortion clinic
On May 20, 2021 the Louisville Safety Zone coalition celebrated the passage of a buffer zone law after years of work. The 14-11 vote created a common sense and constitutional law which establishes a narrow path for people entering and exiting the healthcare facility while preserving protester's rights to free speech and assembly.
After a failed attempt to prevent the zone from going into effect by local sidewalk bullies, the lines were painted today, and public safety advocates are breathing a small sigh of relief while remembering that our work is not finished until abortions are accessible on demand regardless of anyone's zip code, or economic status.
Louisville Safety Zone Coalition members are: Kentucky Health Justice Network; EMW Women's Surgical Center; Louisville Clinic Escorts; Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates East; Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
Primary Sponsor, Councilwoman Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D8) said "These simple lines will make a big impact on people's ability to access healthcare safely. I am thankful to all of those that have helped advocate for a safety zone. It is an honor to stand with you in support of patient dignity and safety."
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