DENVER (AP) - The federal
government is trying to prevent a longtime anti-abortion protester from
being able to stop cars and talk to drivers as they enter Denver's
Planned Parenthood center, arguing that he's making it "unreasonably
difficult" for patients and employees to get to the clinic.
U.S. Justice Department
lawyer Gayle Winsome told U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer on Thursday
that Kenneth Scott sometimes stands in the only driveway leading to the
center's to talk to drivers and distribute pamphlets, forcing drivers
stopped behind them to wait before they can enter. She said that
violates a 1994 law protecting access to abortion clinics and urged
Brimmer to order Scott to keep at least 25 feet away from the entrance.
She said he can still express his views from there without impeding
traffic and without visitors having to worry about hitting Scott.
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