Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCullen v. Coakley that the 35-foot buffer zone around a Massachusetts women’s health clinic is unconstitutional, CREDO, a progressive group reacted to the news:
“It’s a sad day when the justices of the Supreme Court, who enjoy a huge buffer zone around their own chambers to insulate themselves from protesters, take away this modest protection for staffers and patients who are under attack at women’s health clinics nationwide,” said Becky Bond, CREDO’s Political Director. “Women and doctors are routinely subjected to invasive, mean-spirited, and sometimes violent protesters as they try to access and provide medical care.”
CREDO is a national progressive organization with 3.5 million members nationwide, sending millions of petition signatures and over 100,000 calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.