Skip to content
  • Protestors welcome buffer zone ruling, while state leaders seek action

    WBUR - 06/26/2014

    Northeastern University law professor Martha Davis, who was part of a legal team that argued a mid-1990s case before the Supreme Court in support of buffer zones in New York, predicts that Massachusetts abortion clinics will beef up security and experience more confrontations. as a result of Thursday’s ruling.

    “What I think we’re going to see is more criminal prosecutions, and the police presence is going to lend itself to that,” Davis said. “And then, in addition, the state is going to want to make a record that the criminal prosecutions and the individual policing are not sufficiently effective — and if they can create that record then they’ll be in a position to go back to the buffer zone idea.”

    Massachusetts might be able to enact a smaller buffer zone that excludes public sidewalks and rights of way, Davis said.

  • Cookies on Northeastern sites

    This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand your use of our website and give you a better experience. By continuing to use the site or closing this banner without changing your cookie settings, you agree to our use of cookies and other technologies. To find out more about our use of cookies and how to change your settings, please go to our Privacy Statement.