NH buffer zone bill passes Senate

February 20, 2014, 7:57 am
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(NECN) - New Hampshire’s Senate has passed a bill establishing a 25-foot buffer surrounding facilities where abortions are offered.
      
Supporters say the buffer zone will ensure the privacy and safety of patients.
      
Opponents argued the buffer violates their right to free speech.
      
Arguments over a Massachusetts buffer law were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last month. A ruling is expected later this year.
     

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