Chicago's “bubble ordinance” is meant to protect patients from harassment or unwanted solicitation any time they are within a 50-foot radius from the entrance of a medical facility. Protesters’ escalating behavior, particularly in front of facilities that provide abortion services, has led Ald. Bill Conway (34th) to propose a quiet zone in these areas. Professor Lena Shapiro, director of the First Amendment Clinic, spoke to Block Club about this issue and the balance necessary to maintain the right to protest with protections for patients.
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