Anti-abortion activists would have to stay at least 25 feet away from reproductive-health clinics in San Francisco under a law introduced Tuesday by Supervisor David Campos, sparking a debate about free expression.
The proposal is in response to routine demonstrations outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Mission district, which Campos represents.
San Francisco officials are taking aim at so-called crisis pregnancy centers, which they say masquerade as women’s health clinics to promote an anti-abortion agenda.Supervisor Malia Cohen introduced an ordinance Tuesday to prohibit the centers from making misleading statements about the services they provide, including implying that they refer women for abortions. Read More
Anti-abortion activists plan to challenge a zoning permit allowing a new Planned Parenthood clinic in Redwood City. Ross Foti, a Belmont resident, said he will submit an appeal of the permit, which was issued Friday, along with San Mateo lawyer Cyrus Johnson and other activists. “That permit was issued without even caring about the consequences of the neighborhood itself,” Foti said. “If they open up, I will be their worst nightmare.” Read More
White House visitor logs show that President Obama and senior members of his staff have met on at least four occasions with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, whose organization is the nation's largest provider of abortion services and referrals. Read More
First, President Obama's EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson threatens to implement draconian new federal controls on the private economy if Congress fails to pass cap-and-trade legislation that is opposed by a majority of Americans. Read More