abortion clinic buffer zone

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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

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Thousands are expected at a rally today in Boston co-hosted by more than 20 groups protesting the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on Massachusetts buffer zone law and the Hobby Lobby contraceptive debate. The so-called Supreme Rally for Women’s Equality starts at 5 o’clock at Boston’s City Hall Plaza.

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Massachusetts officials who support protest-free zones around abortion clinics say they will try to craft new rules in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The justices unanimously ruled Thursday that the state's 35-foot buffer zone violated the First Amendment rights of protesters.

Attorney General Martha Coakley, whose office argued before the court to keep the buffer zone, said she was disappointed but would continue fighting to make sure women had access to health care.