Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2021 / 18:00 pm
Pro-life groups this week challenged a “buffer zone” ordinance approved by the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
Kentucky Today reported that the counsel representing the pro-life group Kentucky Right to Life and the Louisville nonprofit Sisters for Life filed a brief on Monday for a temporary injunction on the 10-foot “buffer zone” ordinance approved by the Louisville Metro Council in May. The ordinance prevents sidewalk counseling within 10 feet of health care facilities, including the state’s only licensed surgical abortion facility.
Addia Wuchner, executive director of Kentucky Right to Life, told CNA in a phone interview that her organization is defending pro-life sidewalk counseling, an attempt to provide women seeking abortions with alternatives like parenting and adoption resources.
“We’re defending the right for sidewalk counselors, which is a ministry, to meet women going in, to present them with alternatives,” she said.