Louisville, Kentucky Rejects Buffer Zone Banning Prayers Right Outside Abortion Clinic

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Louisville, Kentucky Rejects Buffer Zone Banning Prayers Right Outside Abortion Clinic

The city of Louisville, Kentucky rejected an ordinance late last week that would have banned pro-lifers from sidewalk counseling or even praying within 12 feet of an abortion facility. In a victory for free speech and advocacy for unborn babies, the Louisville Metro Council voted 12-13 Thursday against the ordinance, the Courier Journal reports.

Louisville City Council Takes First Step to Ban Praying Right Outside Abortion Centers

The city of Louisville, Kentucky is considering an ordinance that would prohibit pro-lifers from sidewalk counseling or even peacefully praying within 12 feet of an abortion facility. WLKY reports a Louisville Metro Council committee approved the buffer zone ordinance Wednesday in a 4-2 vote. It now heads to the full city council for consideration.

Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors Help Moms Save 10,000 Babies From Abortion

They stand outside in the rain and wind, bitter cold and intense heat. They bear insults and taunts from abortion activists. Though unpaid and often unwelcome, pro-life sidewalk counselors are making a huge difference in the lives of mothers and babies across America.

Supreme Court Denies Pro-Life Free Speech, OKs Laws Banning Sidewalk Counseling at Abortion Clinics

Another U.S. Supreme Court decision brought more disappointing news Thursday when the justices refused to hear cases involving pro-life advocates’ freedom to speak on the public sidewalks outside abortion facilities. CBS News reports the justices decided not to consider two similar cases from Chicago and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania challenging buffer zone ordinances outside city abortion facilities.