LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The city of Louisville will move forward with creating a buffer zone outside medical facilities after a federal judge gave the go-ahead.
Metro Council passed an ordinance in May to create a 10-foot-wide buffer zone that pushes protesters away from the EMW Women's Surgical Center in downtown Louisville where protesters gather.
An anti-abortion group tried to get a judge to stop it, citing free speech rights.
The U.S. District Judge denied the request for a temporary restraining order, but did not dismiss the lawsuit because she believes the plaintiffs misinterpreted the ordinance, thinking it encircled the entire city block.
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