x
Breaking News
More () »

Louisville to move forward with 'buffer zone' around abortion facility

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.

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. 

This story may be updated.

►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the WHAS11 News app now. For Apple or Android users. 

Have a news tip? Email assign@whas11.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed