Commonwealth Policy Center

A recent attempt to shut out peaceful demonstrators from Louisville’s notorious EMW Women’s Clinic was voted down by Louisville’s Metro Council. Supporters of Kentucky’s largest abortion center said the protesters, often people just simply praying, posed a health risk to women entering the abortion clinic. The buffer zone was supposed to keep women safe. However, there haven’t been similar measures for the rest of Louisville, which has seen numerous protests since May. Altogether, seven Republicans and six Democrats saw the move as unconstitutional and voted against the measure to defeat it. Louisville has faced tough times lately but when it comes to foundational principles, it’s good to see that city leaders from both political parties found common ground to protect freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.