SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT BUFFER ZONE DECISION

June 26, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling this morning striking down the Massachusetts buffer zone law:

“Buffer zone laws exist to protect women from harassment and intimidation as they seek medical care and in the absence of these protections, we are compromising public safety. We must be able to respect First Amendment rights while also protecting women at the same time, and I am disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision which will have an unnecessarily harmful impact on the safety of women seeking to receive legal reproductive healthcare.”