Is It Legal To Talk To Women Outside Abortion Facilities?

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There is a great deal of emotional intensity surrounding abortion.

Those who are pro-choice believe that women must be ensured access to abortion, and those who are pro-life believe that women going to get an abortion must be warned about the dangers of abortion and the facts of fetal development.

Because of this, there is sometime a clash between those who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice.

The abortion industry has an especially high interest in trying to prevent pro-lifers from telling women the truth about abortion.

So, is it legal to talk to women outside of abortion facilities?

While 1st amendment rights do give pro-lifers the right to assemble and the right to free speech, there have often been claims (mostly fabricated) that pro-lifers have sometimes stood in the way of women being able to go into an abortion clinic.

There have been cases in which law enforcement have made pro-lifers leave.

That being said, no one should ever be able to tell a pro-lifer (or anyone else for that matter) that they cannot talk to another person in public.

Everyone has the right to free speech and should be allowed to use it.

Those who are pro-choice don’t have to agree with the message and they don’t have to like it, but they do have respect the right of those who are pro-life to make their case.

Abortion deprives a preborn human of his or her most basic right, to continue living, and silencing pro-lifers takes away the right to free speech.

Preservation of these rights is essential to maintaining our freedom.

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