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Proposed Toledo abortion ordinance affects the way protesters gather


Outside of a Planned Parenthood or abortion clinic, no one can get closer than 20 feet to the building with the proposed ordinance, banning them from the public sidewalk."It will put those people that want to go down there and counsel women and give them another alternative or a broader understanding about what they're about to do, it will prohibit them from being able to have access to the facility, it puts them in the streets,” said Sitter.The ordinance, introduced by President Steve Steel, wasn't discussed last week, he sent it straight to committee.Councilwoman Sandy Spang said her email inbox has been full with people asking questions after that.“If we begin to restrict people's speech, that violates both sides, their rights. And so I would encourage anybody who is alarmed about this and they should be, to contact their city council person to express their concern,” said Sitter.

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