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A midnight battle determines who gets the bullhorn outside Charlotte abortion clinic


A midnight battle determines who gets the bullhorn outside Charlotte abortion clinic
Charlotte Observer

When two sides often face off at one of Charlotteâs abortion clinics, only one group gets to use a bullhorn. For that right, they need an amplified noise permit from the city. And for a decade, anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights groups have waged fierce late night battles to get them. For the last six years, several nights a week, clinic escort Jennifer Vollmer has bombarded the city with emails requesting a noise permit. Starting at 11:52 p.m. each night, she sends the first of 130 emails to the city, all in the hopes one will land in the cityâs email inbox at midnight â not a millisecond later.As Vollmer sends her emails, her opponent, a group called Cities4Life, is doing the same thing, flooding the city with electronic requests for its own noise permit. Cities4Life wants the permit so its volunteers can loudly urge women to not have an abortion.

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