The Supreme Court, in its never ending quest to lurch the country back to something it never was even in its darkest moments, ruled that Massachusetts’ buffer zone around women’s clinics providing abortion services was an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. The ruling was unanimous, showing that even our liberal justices can get a ruling disastrously wrong at times.
Of course, this means that now 15 and 16 year old girls, who may have the local clinic as their only source for women’s health services, will now have to walk a gantlet of screaming, rabid anti-abortion protestors seeking to “counsel” them. Meanwhile, exclusion zones remain around the Supreme Court buildings, because obviously being secure behind the marble walls isn’t enough to protect the justices from hurtful words.
But wait! If the buffer zones are no longer germane to clinics, then certainly they are in question in all instances.
This is the opinion of Carl Gibson, writing for The Washington Post’s aptly titled “Post Everything”.