WASHINGTON, Sept 29 ( – The US Supreme Court announced yesterday that it would hear an appeal in the case of a Colorado law barring all pro-life activity within 100 feet of abortion facilities. In February the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the statute prohibiting the free distribution of leaflets, the display of signs, and the expression of educational, counseling, or protest speech near medical facilities in the state of Colorado did not unduly hamper First Amendment free-speech rights. 

Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, is representing three pro-lifers in the case. Sekulow said, “sidewalk counselors who oppose abortion should not have to surrender their constitutionally protected First Amendment rights because some people disagree with their message.” 

Arguments in the case are to begin in January with a decision expected by June. 

With files from the ACLJ


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