(Fox News) While Thursday's ruling overturning buffer zones outside abortion clinics pleased pro-life activists, Justice Antonin Scalia thinks it didn't go far enough.
The court unanimously agreed that the Massachusetts law, which barred protesters and counselors from being within 35 feet of abortion clinics, violated the First Amendment, but denied that it unfairly discriminated against abortion opponents.
"Today's opinion carries forward this Court's practice of giving abortion-rights advocates a pass when it comes to suppressing the free-speech rights of their opponents," wrote Justice Antonin Scalia, with whom Justices Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas concurred. "There is an entirely separate, abridged edition of the First Amendment applicable to speech against abortion."
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