Next Tuesday, the Pro-Life Action League is filing a lawsuit against the City of Chicago over the unjust “Bubble Zone” law that has been making it harder for pro-life sidewalk counselors to reach abortion-bound mothers for nearly seven years.
The law makes it illegal to approach within eight feet of someone walking towards an abortion clinic without their consent, once they’re within 50 feet of the entrance.
Sound confusing? That’s because it is. This law was designed to be confusing, and the Chicago police have been misapplying it from Day One, and it’s caused endless problems for our faithful sidewalk counselors.
Pro-Life Action League staff and volunteers have been carefully gathering evidence of First Amendment violations by police wrongly applying the Bubble Zone ordinance, and now our attorneys at the Thomas More Society are ready to go to court.
To draw media attention to this important case, we’re holding a protest and press conference outside Planned Parenthood on Chicago’s north side on Tuesday.
Will you join us and help launch our Bubble Zone lawsuit?
Here are the details:
- Event: Bubble Zone Protest and Press Conference
- When: Tuesday, August 23 at 12:00 noon
- Where: Planned Parenthood, 1200 N. LaSalle, Chicago [Map]
You can RSVP on the Facebook Event page. We really want to make a good showing on Tuesday so the city and the media will know that the pro-life community is united in opposing this law that muzzles our freedom of speech.
I feel confident we will prevail in court. Only two years ago, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a similar “Buffer” Zone law in Massachusetts. Now it’s time for the “Bubble” Zone to go!
Please make every effort to be there. Let’s work together to end Chicago’s unconstitutional Bubble Zone!